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Lincoln Tomb & War Memorials, Springfield

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A monument to the American history, Lincoln Tomb & War Memorials is the final resting place of one of the most distinguished presidents and a memorial to those who died for their country. The exterior design of the tomb features a 36 m (117 ft) obelisk, a statue of the president, and four statues of the military branches from the Civil War: infantry, cavalry, artillery, and navy. At the entrance, rub the nose on the sculpture of Lincoln's head for good luck. The interior is adorned with marble and bronze statues and excerpts from Lincoln's speeches. The president, his wife, and three of his sons are buried at the tomb. Close to the tomb, you also can see war memorials for Illinois residents who died in World War II and the Korean and Vietnam wars. Plan your visit to Lincoln Tomb & War Memorials and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Springfield trip itinerary maker.
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  • Please, please, please be aware that this is a tomb, sacred ground. The tomb is large, well maintained and tours are given on a regular basis, but you can see the tomb by yourself and not miss much. O...  more »
  • Very somber but very beautiful setting for his burial site. A necessary part of a visit to Springfield!  more »
  • On Tuesdays around 7 PM, the flag is lowered by a talented group dressed in period uniforms. Muskets are fired and a cannon is discharged. At the end of the ceremony, the public is given fifteen minut...  more »