McLean County Museum of History

 Visit the newly opened exhibit, "Abraham Lincoln in McLean County."  The exhibit examines Lincoln's work as an attorney in McLean County and on the Illinois Eighth Judicial Circuit.  It defines his pivotal role in the anti-slavery movement and explores Lincoln's lasting connections with the people of McLean County.

Hear the stories of the people and landscape of McLean County through the years – including those who would have been Lincoln’s contemporaries inside this beautiful old courthouse.“Encounter on the Prairie,” a permanent exhibit at the Museum expands on those stories through a series of four galleries: People, Work, Politics, and Farming, as well as changing exhibits that explore a variety of subjects that influenced the historical tapestry of the area.

While you’re visiting the Museum – be sure to stop by the ground floor Visitors Center for information on the Abraham Lincoln National Heritage Area, as traveling U.S. Route 66 in Illinois – a National Scenic Byway.

Phone: 217-345-1845
Hours: M-Sa, 9 am – 5 pm;
Open until 9 pm on Tue.
Address: 200 North Main Street, Bloomington
Nearest Gateway: Bloomington
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Nearby Attractions

David Davis Mansion State Historic Site
Lincoln Log Cabin State Historic Site
Postville Courthouse State Historic Site
Metamora Courthouse State Historic Site
Lincoln Heritage Museum
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