At the ALPLM, we strive to provide outstanding customer service to our rental clients. Following are additional features to help make your meeting or event presidential. Please contact the Facilities Rental Office to discuss adding any of the following features to an event.
Please contact the Facilities Rental Office at 217/558-8873 to learn more or to add any of the additional features to your event.
Museum Event Features
The Museum has two spectacular special effects theaters. They are open as part of the normal Museum experience during public hours and each seats 250 people. Both may be included as part of a Museum rental reservation at an additional cost. The cost of each theater includes one showing of the presentation. An additional showing may be available for events with over 300 guests.
The Exelon Union Theater features Lincoln's Eyes, a multi-screen and - stage special effects show giving an overview of Lincoln's extraordinary life.
The AT&T Holavision Theater presents Ghosts of the Library, a state-of-the-art holographic program bringing visitors behind the scenes of a great presidential library.
At Ford's Theatre: Mrs. Wade or Jason Knox
Debuting in The White House Years of the Museum is At Ford's Theatre: Mrs. Wade or Jason Knox. An actor will portray one of these characters, bringing guests back to the days following the assassination of President Lincoln.
Please click on the link above to view a complete description of this educational feature.
From My Front Porch
The curtain is rising for evening performances of From My Front Porch, featuring Mrs. Rose Allen doing her housework while educating guests about 1863 Springfield, the Civil War and the Lincoln Family.
Please click on the link above to view a complete description of this entertaining feature.
In the Cabinet Room: Mr. Francis Carpenter
This popular feature continues its run in The White House Years. An actor plays the painter Francis Carpenter and share with guests the atmosphere while Lincoln and his cabinet discussed the Emancipation Proclamation.
The Museum Store is a source for quality gifts to offer visitors and guests a remembrance of their ALPLM experience.
To provide your guests with a special remembrance, ALPLM Facilities Rental Staff will be happy to put a rental client in contact with Museum Store managers to assist you in choosing a special gift.
Party favors/gifts should be distributed as guests leave the event unless prior arrangements are made with the Facilities Rental Office.
The Museum Store is available to be open during Museum rental events. An additional charge in the amount of $250 will be assessed by Museum Store management to staff the Store during your event. A check for the $250 charge should be made payable to the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library Foundation.
Facility Rental Office staff will facilitate arrangements with Museum Store management for the store to be open for your event. We ask to learn from a client 30 days before an event if we may assist with confirming this feature.
Limited parking, including barrier-free parking, is available at the client's guests' expense at the parking structure at the corner of Sixth Street and Madison for facility rental events both during the day and, when pre-arranged, for evening/weekend events on a first-come first-served basis.
The Museum Garage can be open for evening rental events. For evening events, the Museum Garage closes one half hour after the event end time.
There are three evening parking options:
Hosted Parking (Rental client purchases parking for event guests)
Available for both day and evening events
Garage Open — Guests pay for their own parking ($1.50/hour)
Garage Open Hourly — Garage open per hour at a rate of $175/hour
All parking options for day or evening events should be arranged with the Facilities Rental Office 30 days before the event.
Coat Check Service
Throughout the year, as available, the ALPLM is pleased to offer staffed coat check for rental events. The Facilities Rental Office will arrange for Museum Guest Entry staff to manage coat check during a rental event at the client's request. The cost is $21.84/per hour per staff person. This expense will be billed to the rental client after the event.
During the months of October through March, we require that events with 150 guests or more arrange for staffed coat check to make entering and exiting the event venue easier for rental guests.
ALPLM Facilities Rental staff are happy to assist a rental client with advance Museum ticket purchases for the client's guests.
Adult admission is $12.00/person. Groups of 15 people or more receive a discounted ticket price of $7.00/person. Payment for tickets is by corporate check or credit card (Visa or Mastercard).
Please contact the Facilities Rental Office one week prior to your event date to make arrangements for Museum tickets.