Lincoln Tomb & War Memorials, Springfield

4.8
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 incredibly moved by this site. Make sure you go inside the monument to pay your respects. The bronze statue in front is by Gutzon Borglum, the same sculpture that did Mt. Rushmore. The nose is g...  more »
  • Went here after visiting the home. It's a great tour. You can see different statue of Mr. Lincoln throughout the tomb and the actual resting place of him, his wife along of three of the four children.  more »

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