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Abe's Hat Hunt

*Passports are available starting July 1. Until further notice, they will only be available at the Springfield Visitors Center due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Join us for a scavenger hunt throughout Springfield to find President Lincoln's hidden hats.

Start the adventure by picking up a pocket-sized Abe's Hat Hunt Passport containing a map, clues and stickers at any of the four Passport & Prize Stop Locations

How to Play

Start your detective work by visiting at least 6 of the 12 Abe's Hat Hunt sites, spot the hidden hat, and match the correct hat color to the cooresponding location. Once you've successfully filled your passport, head to a Passport Prize Stop to collect your Abe-mazing prize.



  Passport & Prize Stop Locations

*See note above

  Abe's Hat Hunt Sticker Stops

  • Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum
  • Bicentennial Plaza
  • Dana-Thomas House - A Frank Lloyd Wright Design
  • Edwards Place
  • Illinois State Capitol
  • Illinois State Military Museum
  • Illinois State Museum
  • Lincoln Depot
  • Lincoln Home National Historic Site & Visitor Center
  • Old State Capitol
  • Springfield & Central Illinois African American History Museum
  • Vachel Lindsay Home


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