Lincoln Tomb & War Memorials, Springfield

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A monument to the American history, Lincoln Tomb & War Memorials is the final resting place of one of the most distinguished presidents and a memorial to those who died for their country. The exterior design of the tomb features a 36 m (117 ft) obelisk, a statue of the president, and four statues of the military branches from the Civil War: infantry, cavalry, artillery, and navy. At the entrance, rub the nose on the sculpture of Lincoln's head for good luck. The interior is adorned with marble and bronze statues and excerpts from Lincoln's speeches. The president, his wife, and three of his sons are buried at the tomb. Close to the tomb, you also can see war memorials for Illinois residents who died in World War II and the Korean and Vietnam wars. Take a look at our Springfield holiday planner to schedule your visit to Lincoln Tomb & War Memorials and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • ...I was just a few feet away from the bones of the greatest being that ever lived (no it wouldn't be Jesus). Beautiful start of spring; the landscape is getting green, and it's so nice to be...  more »
  • When you enter Oak Ridge Cemetery, the first commemorative sites would be Vietnam Veterans Memorial, World War 1 and World War 2 Memorials, and the Korean War Memorial, and all of them are definitely....  more »
  • Finally made it, life long dream to visit! The closest you'll ever be to meeting this once great mind and man. The architecture is amazing. The statues are beautiful and be sure to take the free tour, they explain every detail. It was beautiful and peaceful. Not much of a crowd on this day. Cemetery is very old. Be sure to visit the Accordion King at the entrance and pay your respects. Also there are restrooms which is super convenient.
  • I've visited President Lincoln's Tomb literally 100's of times, and each visit was spiritually uplifting. Standing at his marker is to be in the presence of greatness.

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