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Lincoln Tomb

Oak Ridge Cemetery, 1500 Monument Ave, Springfield

Tomb Hours: Daily, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

(Oak Ridge Cemetery open 7 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. September through March;
7 a.m. - 8 p.m. April through August)​

Site Holiday Closings:
New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King Jr. Day​, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day.

Site Holiday Openings: 

Lincoln's Birthday, President's Day, Memorial Day, Juneteenth, Independence Day, Columbus Day, Veteran's Day.

To take a virtual tour of the Lincoln Tomb, click on the above image.

In the heart of our country, on the edge of the city he called home, is the final resting place of President Abraham Lincoln, his wife, and three of their children. Built with donations from across America, the Lincoln Tomb honors the memory of our nation's greatest president and those who struggled with him toward a new birth of freedom.

We invite you to join us in honoring and remembering the Lincoln family with a tour of the interior space of the Lincoln Tomb.

For questions please call us at 217-782-2717 or email

There is no charge for the tour, but donations to support the historic site are appreciated. You can make a donation online at

Current policies

  1. The Lincoln Tomb has several small interior spaces.
  2. Guests are encouraged to use hand sanitizer stations provided. Guests will not be permitted to touch any statues (or protective rails surrounding statues) or other artifacts in the building, regardless of sanitizer use.
  3. The Lincoln Tomb tour is fully accessible to those using wheelchairs or other mobility devices. The observation deck on top of the tomb is not open to the public at this time.
  4. Pets are not allowed inside the Lincoln Tomb. Service animals are welcome. Please note we do not have pet boarding facilities and pets may not be left outdoors unsupervised. Pets on the grounds must be leashed or in a carrier and under the control of a handler at all times. 


A free parking lot for the Lincoln Tomb is located adjacent to the tomb, just to the west of the custodian's residence. Parking spaces for RV's and other large vehicles is available.

Photography Policy

Photography, video and other recording using handheld equipment are permitted throughout the site, both indoors and out. Drone photography/video is NOT permitted.

IDNR Information

Justin Blandford, Superintendent
Office of Land Management, Historic Sites Division

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Seasonal Programs

Lincoln Tomb Porch Talks - May 31 - November 9

The Lincoln Tomb was formally dedicated on October 15, 1874, 150-years ago. The Illinois Department of Natural Resources will present “Porch Talks” on the grounds of the Residence at the Lincoln Tomb providing 20-30 minute programs about lesser-known facts surrounding the monument.  Program titles for 2024 include:

  • Restoration of the Lincoln Tomb
  • Where's Robert?
  • Lincoln Across Borders
  • The Dear Rascals
  • Lincoln & Grant

Programs are free and open to all ages; no reservations are necessary. A full schedule and program descriptions are available at

Lincoln Tomb Flag Ceremony - June 4 - August 27

Each Tuesday evening in June, July, and August, join us at the Lincoln Tomb for a Flag Ceremony presented by the Civil War reenactors of the 114th Illinois Volunteer Infantry (Reactivated). 2024 marks the 150th anniversary of the dedication of the Lincoln Tomb, so we have some extra special experiences for this year.  Arrive at 5:45 to meet General Ulysses S. Grant and hear some Civil War-era music performed by a live band.  Check in with the volunteers of the Soldier's Aid Society for entry into the drawing to receive the flag that has flown over the Lincoln Tomb the previous week. At 7:00, reenactors will perform drills in front of the Tomb to honor the memory of President Lincoln, then lower the flag flying over the Lincoln Tomb and present it to someone in the audience to take home.

The program is free and open to the public; bringing lawn chairs or blankets is recommended. Those sensitive to loud noises should note that the ceremony does include firing of rifles and possibly a small mortar.

Introductory Video

We also encourage you to watch the introductory video below in advance of your visit.

Lincoln Tomb

The Lincoln Tomb in Springfield Illinois is the final resting place for Abraham Lincoln his wife Mary and 3 of their sons. For more information go to the Illinois Department of Natrual Resources.

Teachers in Illinois schools (grades prekindergarten through 12) can apply for grant funds to visit this site on a field trip with their students. Click here for the details.

NOTE ANDROID USERS ONLY: The donation payment processing function in the Illinois History mobile application for Android devices is currently down. Donations are still being processed through the web site at apologize for the inconvenience.