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Oak Ridge Cemetery, Springfield

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Known internationally as the final resting place of Abraham Lincoln and his family, Oak Ridge Cemetery counts among the nation's most visited memorial parks and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Dating back to the 1850s, the cemetery includes three state memorials dedicated to Illinois natives who served in World War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War. To see some of the cemetery's oldest graves, take a walk along the tree-lined paths just to the right of the Lincoln family tomb. Before you leave the cemetery grounds for good, consider this: Locals believe that rubbing the nose of Lincoln's bust brings good luck and prosperity. Use our Springfield road trip tool to arrange your visit to Oak Ridge Cemetery and other attractions in Springfield.
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  • If you get the chance in the Fall do the Historical Society Cemetary Walk at Oak Ridge where they have impersonators at the grave sites dressed in period costumes and giving chats about themselves. So...  more »
  • Visiting this cemetery continues to add to the history that Springfield holds with President Lincoln. It is a very beautiful memorial.  more »
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  • A place rich in history where Abraham Lincoln and his family, minus Robert Todd Lincoln, are entombed. A must visit when you're in Springfield, Illinois.
  • Beautiful cemetery with elegant memorials, and the famous Lincoln's Tomb topping them all. Worth the visit. Very well-kept, clean, and easy to navigate.

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