The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum was built in Springfield, Illinois, in the historic downtown section. The library opened on October 14, 2004, and the museum opened on April 19, 2005. The Presidential Library houses books, papers, and artifacts related to the 16th president`s life, his marriage to Mary Todd Lincoln and the American Civil War. The museum contains replicas of Lincoln`s boyhood home, areas of the White House, and the presidential box at Ford`s Theater, as well as pictures, artifacts and other memorabilia. The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library is the premier repository for materials relating to the history of Illinois.