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Lincoln Tomb, Oak Ridge Cemetery

1500 Monument Avenue, Springfield, IL 62702, USA

The 117-foot-tall tomb is constructed of granite and is the final resting place of President Abraham Lincoln, his wife, Mary,and three of their four children: Edward, William, and Thomas. Near the entrance is a bronze bust of Lincoln. The tomb designer, Larkin Mead, created the monumental bronze military statues and the statue of Lincoln on the terrace. Mead's design has been popularly interpreted as symbolizing Lincoln's role in the preservation of the Union.

 

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Directions

From I-55 take Sangamon Avenue exit to 5th Street. Turn left on 5th Street to North Grand; turn right on North Grand Avenue to Monument Avenue; turn right on Monument to the cemetery.

Visitor Services

Public rest rooms, information, handicapped access.

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Admission Fee

Free

Hours

May - Labor Day: Daily 9:00 - 5:00PM, September - October: Tuesday - Saturday 9:00AM - 5:00PM, November - February: Tuesday - Saturday 9:00AM - 4:00PM, March - April: Tuesday - Saturday 9:00AM - 5:00PM

Phone

217-782-2717

Website

http://www.illinoishistory.gov/hs/lincoln_tomb.htm »

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