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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.

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.


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

Social Media


Instagram: @statehistoricsitesspringfield

Introductory Video

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

Lincoln Tomb Video link

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.

 YouTube Video