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Lincoln's Tomb

Pay your respects at the final resting place of Abraham Lincoln and admire the magnificent monument that celebrates the life of the remarkable president.

The Lincoln Tomb State Historic Site contains the burial chamber and an obelisk monument dedicated to the life and death of Abraham Lincoln. Explore the spacious grounds and admire the stonemasonry of the tomb’s structure as you pay respects to the legacy of one of America’s most notable presidents. See a collection of sculptures and statues, as well as plaques inscribed with quotes from some of Lincoln’s most famous speeches.

After his assassination on April 15, 1865, Lincoln’s remains were brought to his hometown of Springfield, Illinois for a funeral procession befitting of his legacy. The Lincoln Monument was erected over the Lincoln Tomb in Oak Ridge Cemetery, in order to preserve the memory of the leader. See the gleaming white obelisk standing tall over the lawns of the cemetery as you walk up the gentle hillside. Take a moment to walk around the granite-encased tomb and check out the elegant mid 19th-century ornamentation. The semi-circular projects on two sides of the tomb are flanked with sets of stairs, which lead up onto the platform and the base of the obelisk.

Admire the platform’s four bronze sculpture groupings, which represent the Civil War military services of the infantry, the artillery, the cavalry and the navy. On the southern side of the platform you’ll see a valiant bronze statue of Lincoln himself.

Enter the tomb to find a magnificent interior finished with smooth polished marble and bronze. Walk through to the rotunda and the corridors displaying a series of Lincoln statues and plaques. These relay excerpts from Lincoln’s Springfield Farewell Address, the Gettysburg Address and the Second Inaugural Address. You’ll see an enormous granite cenotaph marking the spot where Lincoln’s remains lie. To the south, crypts contain the remains of his wife, Mary, and three of his sons.

The Lincoln Tomb is located in the tranquil grounds of Oak Ridge Cemetery, a little over 10-minutes’ drive from downtown Springfield. Spend some time strolling around the peaceful grounds, which is open daily until late in the evening. The Lincoln Tomb is free to visit during the day and accessible to visitors with disabilities.


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Wyndham Springfield City Centre $84
Wyndham Springfield City Centre

Wyndham Springfield City Centre

700 E Adams St, Springfield, IL
     
    3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

    Located in Downtown Springfield, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Prairie Capitol Convention Center and Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum. Lincoln Home National Historic Site and Old State Capitol are also within 5 minutes. Springfield Station is 7 minutes by foot.

    State House Inn – a Red Collection Hotel $89
    State House Inn – a Red Collection Hotel

    State House Inn – a Red Collection Hotel

    101 East Adams Street, Springfield, IL
       
      3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      Located in Downtown Springfield, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Illinois State Capitol and Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum. Illinois State Museum and Old State Capitol are also within 10 minutes. Springfield Station is 5 minutes by foot.

      President Abraham Lincoln Springfield a DoubleTree by Hilton $103
      President Abraham Lincoln Springfield a DoubleTree by Hilton

      President Abraham Lincoln Springfield a DoubleTree by Hilton

      701 E Adams St, Springfield, IL
         
        3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

        Located in Downtown Springfield, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Prairie Capitol Convention Center and Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum. Lincoln Home National Historic Site and Old State Capitol are also within 5 minutes. Springfield Station is 7 minutes by foot.

        Howard Johnson Hotel & Suites by Wyndham Springfield $49
        Howard Johnson Hotel & Suites by Wyndham Springfield

        Howard Johnson Hotel & Suites by Wyndham Springfield

        1701 J David Jones Pkwy, Springfield, IL
           
          2.0 out of 5.0 Stars

          Situated in Springfield, this hotel is 0.8 mi (1.3 km) from Lincoln's Tomb and 2.3 mi (3.7 km) from Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum. Memorial Medical Center and Illinois State Fairgrounds are also within 3 mi (5 km).

          Carpenter Street Hotel $88
          Carpenter Street Hotel

          Carpenter Street Hotel

          525 North Sixth Street, Springfield, IL
             
            2.5 out of 5.0 Stars

            Located in the heart of Springfield, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, St. John's Hospital, and Memorial Medical Center. Prairie Capitol Convention Center and Illinois State Capitol are also within 1 mi (2 km). Springfield Station is 10 minutes by foot.

            Northfield Inn, Suites & Conference Center $85
            Northfield Inn, Suites & Conference Center

            Northfield Inn, Suites & Conference Center

            3280 Northfield Dr, Springfield, IL
               
              2.5 out of 5.0 Stars

              Situated near the airport, this hotel is 2.3 mi (3.8 km) from Shea's Gas Station Museum and 2.7 mi (4.4 km) from Illinois State Fairgrounds. Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum and Rail Golf Course are also within 6 mi (10 km).

              Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Springfield, IL $84
              Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Springfield, IL

              Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Springfield, IL

              3092 Stevenson Drive, Springfield, IL
                 
                2.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                Located in Springfield Lake Shore Improvement, this hotel is 2.7 mi (4.3 km) from University of Illinois at Springfield and within 6 mi (10 km) of Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum and Henson Robinson Zoo. Lincoln Depot and Lincoln Home National Historic Site are also within 6 mi (10 km).

                Crowne Plaza Springfield $87
                Crowne Plaza Springfield

                Crowne Plaza Springfield

                3000 S Dirksen Pkwy, Springfield, IL
                   
                  3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Situated in Springfield, this hotel is within 6 mi (10 km) of University of Illinois at Springfield, Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, and Lincoln Depot. Lincoln Home National Historic Site and Dana-Thomas House are also within 6 mi (10 km).