Lincoln Memorial University

Abraham Lincoln Library and Museum

 Located on the beautiful campus of Lincoln Memorial University in Harrogate, Tennessee, the Abraham Lincoln Library and Museum (ALLM) houses one of the finest private collections of Lincoln and Civil War material in the world. More than 35,000 artifacts, manuscripts, photos, and rare books fill its three permanent exhibit galleries, special exhibit gallery, vaults, and reading rooms.

Highlights include:

  • Abraham Lincoln's ebony walking stick
  • the Lincoln family's tea set, used in their Springfield home
  • the only photograph of Abraham Lincoln's father, Thomas Lincoln
  • more than 100 documents handwritten or signed by Lincoln
  • decorations from Lincoln's coffin
  • a lock of Lincoln's hair
  • a portrait of Mary Todd Lincoln painted by her niece, Katherine Todd Helm
  • a corner cupboard made by Lincoln's father for the family's Kentucky home
  • original Civil War firearms, swords, uniforms, and flags
  • the signal lantern and speaking trumpet from the Civil War battleship USS Monitor
  • a carriage belonging to Secretary of State William H. Seward
  • 197 works of statuary, paintings, engravings, etchings, and drawings; includes works by Gutzon Borglum (of Mount Rushmore fame), Daniel Chester French (the sculptor responsible for the statue in the Lincoln Memorial), and two portraits by Thomas Buchanan Read (noted 19th-century artist and poet)
  • 2,500 pamphlets from the Civil War era
  • 1,500 original pieces of Civil War sheet music


Hours of Operation

The Museum will be closed on 4/19/2019 to 4/21/2019 for Easter.

Monday-Friday 10:00-5:00
Saturday 12:00-5:00
Sunday (March 1-Thanksgiving) 1:00-5:00*

*The ALLM is closed on Sundays from Thanksgiving Weekend through February, and during Lincoln Memorial University's winter break. The ALLM is open for the Memorial Day, Independence Day and Labor Day holidays.

Admission (group equals 10 or more)

Adults - $5.00 Group rate - $3.50
Senior citizens (60+) - $3.50 Group rate - $3.50
Children 6-12 years - $3.00 Group rate - $2.00
Children under 6 - Free
Motor Coach Groups - $3.00


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423.869.3611 | 800.325.0900
6965 Cumberland Gap Parkway
Harrogate, TN 37752