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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  • Oak Ridge is a picturesque sprawling cemetery; most visited next to Arlington. Of course you come here to pay respects to President Lincoln, but to fully appreciate the cemetery you need to ride... 
    Oak Ridge is a picturesque sprawling cemetery; most visited next to Arlington. Of course you come here to pay respects to President Lincoln, but to fully appreciate the cemetery you need to ride...  more »
  • Admission is free. This historic site is the final resting place of Abraham Lincoln, his wife , and three of their four sons. Plan to spend an hour or so. National Park Services agent is available to....  more
    Admission is free. This historic site is the final resting place of Abraham Lincoln, his wife , and three of their four sons. Plan to spend an hour or so. National Park Services agent is available to....  more »
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  • 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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