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Oak Ridge Cemetery

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Address: Springfield, IL
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Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Description: Lincoln's widow insisted the slain president be buried here, defying local...
Lincoln's widow insisted the slain president be buried here, defying local leaders who wanted to erect a grand downtown memorial.
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A Place to Pay Tribute

Oak Ridge Cemetery is the final resting place of Abraham Lincoln and his family. The place of his tomb is very interesting with explanations along the way as visitors walk... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 16, 2015
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Litchfield, Illinois
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Litchfield, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Oak Ridge Cemetery is the final resting place of Abraham Lincoln and his family. The place of his tomb is very interesting with explanations along the way as visitors walk through. Beyond the Lincoln connection there is a beautiful area with memorials to the Armed Services. Park and wander the Memorials through the different wars. This is a stop very... More 

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Springfield, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

The cemetery is the final resting place of many historic figures from Illinois history, most notably Abraham Lincoln. Be sure to check online for hours, since the state budget crisis has caused reduced hours. Enter the tomb to see the actual grave site as well as many miniatures of Lincoln statues from around the country.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 162 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Oak Ridge Cemetery has the distinction of being the second most visited cemetery in the nation, second only to Arlington National Cemetery in Washington, DC. The tree lined rolling hills of the cemetery provide a serene setting to the 75,000 interments. Of course, the most distinguished is the memorial to our 16th President, Abe Lincoln, which is a must see... More 

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Beecher, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

We enjoy this place very well. It was a great experience. There is no charge to get into this place.

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Peoria, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Historic cemetery well kept loved the history but keep in mind it is located on rolling hillsides. May be issues for those who have a handicap

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Springfield, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

We are now approaching the 150th anniversary of the burial of our Great President Abe Lincoln. His tomb is found at Oak Ridge Cemetery on the north side of Springfield on Monument Street, which is accessible by taking North Grand Avenue and traveling eastward between 2nd and 1st streets. The cemetery has the original laying place of Lincoln as well... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

It was a great experience. The grounds are nice and the tomb was well done and very impressive. A short drive from the downtown sites and no charge.

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Springfield, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Lincoln's tomb is here. It is considered lucky to rub his statues nose. It works for me. The tomb itself is very interesting. There are also memorials to WWII, Korea and the Viet Nam war. I found a friends name there. Do you know someone that might be there? In the older parts of the cemetary arevery interesting statues of... More 

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Chatham, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Oak Ridge Cemetery is filled with history. Events are held there from time to time to educate visitors on the many well known people who are now there. The grounds are well groomed and natural. Lincoln's tomb is amazing and spiritual. The tour guides are knowledgeable and thorough. The art in and of the tomb is beautiful. Be sure to... More 

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Anchorage, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

I am so glad I was able to take my family to see the final resting place of Lincoln and his family. I was impressed that the others also visiting that day treated it with the respect it deserves. No loud children running around, no party goers, just an atmosphere of tranquility and history. A tour guide was on hand... More 

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Additional Information about Oak Ridge Cemetery

Address: Address: Springfield, IL
Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Springfield
Open Hours:
Monday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

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