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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Totally awesome experience. Very solemn going through & visiting & seeing his actual tomb. His wife & children are also buried there.
Totally awesome experience. Very solemn going through & visiting & seeing his actual tomb. His wife & children are also buried there. more »
Must see this Tomb, very impressive, well done. The statue in front has been touched so much that Lincoln's nose has changed colors, plus people keep leaving pennies there. Doesn't cost anything to...
Must see this Tomb, very impressive, well done. The statue in front has been touched so much that Lincoln's nose has changed colors, plus people keep leaving pennies there. Doesn't cost anything to... more »
This place just oozes history, thoughtfulness and serenity. A perfect resting place for an amazing President and his family. It is quite the experience to see and walk through. Humbling almost. I didn’t take pictures inside out of respect. Also good not to spoil it sometimes. This is a must visit on your Springfield Lincoln trip.
If you go and have any questions… Valerie is an amazing person to talk too. Valerie told us some awesome facts and about so many other gems also featured throughout the cemetery. Thanks so much, Valerie!
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