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Oak Ridge Cemetery

Springfield, IL
+1 217-341-2434
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Lincoln's Tomb

We went on a really beautiful fall day. Very peaceful and well kept cemetery. Very solemn going... read more

Reviewed 17 May 2012
Chicago, Illinois
Go beyond the Tomb

Lincoln's Tomb is a moving tribute to our 16th President. After you visit the tomb, walk behind it... read more

Reviewed 12 May 2012
Brodhead, Wisconsin
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Lincoln's widow insisted the slain president be buried here, defying local leaders who wanted to erect a grand downtown memorial.
  • Excellent69%
  • Very good27%
  • Average3%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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Springfield, IL
+1 217-341-2434

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Reviewed 17 May 2012

We went on a really beautiful fall day. Very peaceful and well kept cemetery. Very solemn going through the tomb, but something you must do in Springfield.

Thank senthilandmandy
Reviewed 12 May 2012

Lincoln's Tomb is a moving tribute to our 16th President. After you visit the tomb, walk behind it, down the stairs. There you will find the vault where Lincoln and Willie Lincoln were held until the first tomb was finished. Follow the road up the...More

Thank SadiByrd
Reviewed 12 May 2012

The Lincoln Tomb is a quiet, solumn place requiring reverence and peace. I agree that it is a moving experience. I like that pictures were allowed and just being deep down within the soul of the crypt area makes the trip eventful. The Guide was...More

Thank Kimo688889
Reviewed 10 May 2012

This was my highlight of Springfield Illinois! The tomb is huge and you see it in the distance! Our kids 17, 15, and 11 loved it. You are right there where President Lincoln is buried 10 feet down. It is nice that it is a...More

Thank mimi68Canfield
Reviewed 10 May 2012

My second visit to Lincoln's tomb was worthwhile. There were lots of girl scouts about, so it was not a time for quiet.

Thank Michael B
Reviewed 29 April 2012

Lincoln's Tomb is such a moving experience. The guides there are very good. They do remind you to be respectful of the setting, and the quiet is very nice to take in everything you see. We drove around the cemetery, also, and it is beautiful....More

1  Thank Janis S
Reviewed 27 April 2012

A great and peaceful cemetery, the person at the tomb was very educated on Lincoln and his family. A great monument for a great man.

Thank Evelyn B
Reviewed 24 April 2012

A beautiful cemetery - getting to the Lincoln site requires the signs. The other war memorials (Vietnam, etc.) were not so cared for and were rather out of the way.....they deserve better than this.

Thank lovebooks51
Reviewed 20 April 2012

Beautiful sculptures surround Lincoln's tomb. Everyone's favorite is a large scuplture of his head; his nose is very shiny as everyone rubs it for luck. Very interesting tour inside the tomb, explaining many details about the sculptures, the attempts to steal Lincoln's body and what...More

Thank AlyciaIN
Reviewed 16 April 2012

Went here on our last morning in town, and found it very interesting. Walked a lot, and went up on the tomb to see bronzes. The war memorials were a chance to reflect on some history, and being a vet, it brought back many memories.

Thank Jeff A
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25 January 2017|
Response from dagknutsenoy | Reviewed this property |
I do not know that. I was there on a Thursday morning.
13 October 2016|
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Response from Mark M | Reviewed this property |
I agree with Peter and Doug. There are parking lots near each of the major attractions (Lincoln's Tomb and the war memorials) with sidewalks and ramps. Some of the specific plots (like former Illinois governors) may... More
14 May 2016|
Response from edith b | Reviewed this property |
I just drove my own vehicle and waited for the tour to begin. I'm not sure what the hotels May offer for accommodations.