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Lincoln Tomb & War Memorials

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Very, very interesting

After reading about this, we thought that we would stop and see this. I am glad that we did. The... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Madison, Wisconsin
Very nice

The tomb was very interesting. They no longer allow you to walk up the stairs outside of the tomb... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Vandalia, Ohio
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1500 Monument Ave, Oak Ridge Cemetery, Springfield, IL 62702-2500
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Reviewed 1 week ago

After reading about this, we thought that we would stop and see this. I am glad that we did. The people were very knowledgeable. No souvenirs available on-site, but available near the entrance to the cemetery. Very solemn moment while visiting and paying our respects....More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank AZboyinWI
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The tomb was very interesting. They no longer allow you to walk up the stairs outside of the tomb. Very disappointed by that but overall still a good place to visit and reflect. The bronze statues are amazing inside.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank CJTom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited Springfield on our Route 66 trip, and this was one of the must see places. We are glad we stopped here and viewed the tomb, and entered the inside with a docent who explained and answered questions.

Date of experience: October 2018
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The monument over the tomb is impressive and you can go inside. Lots of brass sculptures. No souvenirs. Lincoln is buried 10' below the headstone rotunda. Mary Todd Lincoln & 3 of their 4 children are buried there in vaults. Not much parking. It's inside...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Jeana K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very humbling to see. Being in front of the tomb makes you feel closer to history and you realize the gravity of the way he died.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Jeno58
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Run by the State Park service you get a sense of the 19th century inside the tomb, which you have to think is grander than Lincoln would have wanted. Well worth a quick visit after doing the family home and the Presidential Museum.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank OnwardTraveller
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Located in a mid-size cemetery, the tomb is the highlight. People are reverent while visiting the site. There are plaques on walls with some highlights from Lincoln's time in office and also an explanation as to the absence of one of his sons. There other...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank torpdo
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Spend 30 to 40 minutes to get guides explanation of history of Lincoln tomb. Just 20 minutes from Lincoln Presidential Museum.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank 161freds
Reviewed November 6, 2018

We visited briefly and walked around the grounds. Very peaceful and beautiful. Central location and worth the drive.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank NorkySanDiego_CA_USA
Reviewed November 5, 2018 via mobile

Beautiful setting for the burial of Lincoln and his family. Solemn but classy. The rest of the cemetery is beautiful also. This should be your last stop if you are seeing the Lincoln Sites in Springfield.

Date of experience: November 2018
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August 23, 2018|
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Response from Gerhard K | Reviewed this property |
Taxi's may not be readily available. but UBER or LYFT are sure local options.
February 4, 2017|
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Response from LorraineRGould | Reviewed this property |
Probably about a 4 mile car ride. I don't think they have busses that go there.
November 8, 2016|
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Response from pd7 | Reviewed this property |
I'm sure it is. It doesn't cover a large area in any case.