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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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  • This is a chance to see where LIncoln, his wife, and son Robert are buried. It is a place to honor our greatest president.  more »
  • The war memorial and Lincoln's tomb are very moving and worth the visit. I would also recommend seeing the governs tomb directly across from Lincoln's tomb. It was built for him by the miners as a tri...  more »
  • Lincoln was such an integral part of the history of our country. Some may say it is just his final resting place and why go, but it is surreal and the gentleman inside gave us a great history lesson a...  more »