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Address: Springfield, IL
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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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Quick but worth it

This is a quick tourist stop that you need to make while in Springfield. You can walk through the tomb, which houses the bodies of the entire Lincoln family (with the exception of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Springfield, Illinois
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Springfield, Illinois
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a quick tourist stop that you need to make while in Springfield. You can walk through the tomb, which houses the bodies of the entire Lincoln family (with the exception of Robert), at your own pace. The tomb is grand, and there are interesting facts about it outside the front doors.

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Campton, New Hampshire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015 via mobile

Had to stop and pay my respects to our greatest President while I was passing through. What a lovely cemetery! I did not expect anything less thpugh. It was truly beautiful and we'll kept. Definitely a recommended stop.

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Thank ChristineNH
Springfield, Illinois
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138 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

Took my grandkids twice over the summer....from rubbing Lincoln's nose to seeing the inside of the newly refurbished tomb...you can adjust for the age of the kids. Or just go yourself and relax and be in awe. Such a sobering place when you think of all the heartache in that family but how he saved the Union. I never tire... More 

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Thank Birthday-Gal
Kansas City, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

Absolutely a site to see. The volunteer at President Lincoln's tomb was very well informed and his enthusiasm for the history was contagious. Definitely go early in the day to avoid a potential crowd.

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Thank Katie H
Cape Cod, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

We visited to see Lincoln's Tomb and were struck by the beauty of the cemetery. It is in a neighborhood of homes, and it is well taken care of. It is worth a drive around after you visit the Tomb to see it.

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Thank janbsn
Wisconsin
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62 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

After visiting the museum, our group set out to visit Lincoln's Tomb and we were not disappointed. The tomb itself is impressive, though once inside you simply walk around and do not get close to Lincoln due to security reasons, which is fine. It is simply awe-inspiring to know you are within a few yards of President Lincoln. The cemetery... More 

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Warrenville, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015 via mobile

Found this to be the highlight of our Springfield visit! A fitting tribute to this very great President and human being. If you have a tiny bit of interest in history you will love this

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Thank Thomas J
Springfield, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015 via mobile

Many notable graves here - the greatest being Abraham Lincoln's. A great place to wander through graves from the early 19th century to now.

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Thank Dawnie_Bird
Springfield, Illinois, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015 via mobile

grwat place for all ages to visit - especially if you are a Lincoln aficionado. So much history - particularly in the tomb where Lincoln is buried. Don't forget to visit his original burial spot and learn about the kidnapping plan.

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Thank Pam M
Springfield, IL
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015 via mobile

Abtsham Lincoln's tomb,war memorial, 75,000 graves and more. Lots to see. Step back in time. You can spend s little time here or 1/2 day. Great for the whole family. I even have plots there for me and my family. Come, view, enjoy.

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