Abe's Hat Hunt

Join us for a scavenger hunt in downtown Springfield to find President Lincoln’s hidden hats.

Start the adventure by picking up a pocket-sized Abe’s Hat Hunt booklet containing a map, clues and stickers at any of the three locations below. Then start your detective work by visiting at least five of the 10 sticker stops.

How to Play

Visit at least five of the 10 Hat Hunt sites, spot the hidden hat and match the correct hat color to the corresponding location. Once you’ve successfully filled your booklet, head to a redemption center to collect your Abe-mazing prize.

4 Booklet & Prize Redemption Locations
  • Springfield Visitors Center
    1 S. Old State Capitol Plaza - M-F ● 9am - 5pm
  • Lincoln Home Visitor Center
    426 S. 7th Street - Daily ● 8:30am - 5pm
  • Dana-Thomas House
    301 E. Lawrence Ave - M-Tu ● 10-2p; Wed-Sun • 9a-4p
  • Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum
    212 N. 6th Street - Daily ● 9am - 4:30pm
10 Abe’s Hat Hunt Sticker Stops
  • Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum
  • Dana-Thomas House / A Frank Lloyd Wright Design
  • First Presbyterian Church
  • Illinois Governor’s Mansion
  • Illinois State Capitol
  • Lincoln Depot
  • Lincoln Home Visitor Center
  • Old State Capitol
  • Union Station / Union Square Park
  • Vachel Lindsay Home