We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

“Very moving experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Oak Ridge Cemetery

Ranked #1 of 2 Tours in Springfield
Certificate of Excellence
More attraction details
Attraction details
Owner description: Lincoln's widow insisted the slain president be buried here, defying local leaders who wanted to erect a grand downtown memorial.
Cedar Springs
Level Contributor
29 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Very moving experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 31, 2012

There is a attendant from the State of illinois service present who is full of stories if you ask. This can greatly add to your overall experience. Pay close attention to the hours scheduled.

Visited December 2012
Helpful?
Thank Marjorie G
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

270 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    184
    76
    9
    0
    1
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • German first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Petersburg, IL
Level Contributor
38 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Honoring Lincoln”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 26, 2012

The Lincoln tomb is not large nor glitzy. It is just a quiet place to honor one of our most famous presidents. You can also see the original burial vault where thieves tried to take his body years ago.

Visited July 2012
Helpful?
Thank Diane M
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Level Contributor
85 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“A National Treasure!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 17, 2012

Oak Ridge is one of the prettiest cemeteries you've ever visited. Of course, the centerpiece is Abraham Lincoln's tomb, and if you're interested in Lincoln history, it's a MUST SEE! It's a huge, sprawling cemetery, very well tended, and lots of locals choose to be buried here. Lots of Springfield history here, with many locally and regionally well-known citizens. Worth a walking tour. The Abraham Lincoln tomb is worth the trip, all by itself.

Visited November 2012
Helpful?
Thank GaryH0522
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Orlando, Florida
Level Contributor
104 reviews
53 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“a beautiful memorial for President Lincoln”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 15, 2012

We only visited Lincoln's Tomb because of time, but we really appreciated the short tour we received. The guide gave us great information that we wouldn't have known if we hadn't walked with him through the tomb.

Remember that it is a place of respect and solemnity; small children might be better off waiting outside with a parent.

Visited December 2012
Helpful?
Thank exmish
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Plainfield, IL
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Leave pleanty of time to explore”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 8, 2012

The cemetary is quite beautiful. Taking the time to drive all the different roads, getting out and exploring all the different years and wars for all the people inturned there was wonderful. The Viet Nam Memorial was very moving as well as the WWII Memorial. Take the time necessary to really get the feeling of the cemetary. Yes, Lincoln is there, but so are so many others.

Visited September 2012
Helpful?
1 Thank ChrisAlberico
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Oak Ridge Cemetery also viewed

 

Been to Oak Ridge Cemetery? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing