Springfield, Illinois

The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum are actually in two different buildings, although they are often grouped the same. They are both located very close to one another, and are easily in walking distance of one another. Both of them will teach you about Abe Lincoln from the time he was a child, to the time of his assassination. On top of that, you learn a lot about how life was back when he was alive, and the world that he grew up in. This museum also offers a great interactive area for children, so they can have some time to get hands on with the knowledge they just picked up in the museum.