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Oak Ridge Cemetery

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Fascinating and intreging

first a stop at Lincolns Grave, but most folks leave and miss the rest of the cemetery with some... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Ron H
New Berlin, Wisconsin, United States
The cemetary where President Lincoln is laid to rest

With a map from the Lincoln Home National Historical Site, I was able to find the cemetery. The... read more

Reviewed 20 June 2017
Susan M
Warren, Michigan
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Lincoln's widow insisted the slain president be buried here, defying local leaders who wanted to erect a grand downtown memorial.
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Springfield, IL

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

first a stop at Lincolns Grave, but most folks leave and miss the rest of the cemetery with some very interesting graves. If you take the Lincoln house tour they talk about a lot of the folks burred here. They also have a veterans memorial...More

Thank Ron H
Reviewed 20 June 2017 via mobile

With a map from the Lincoln Home National Historical Site, I was able to find the cemetery. The cemetery is open until 8 pm. The tomb of Lincoln is open until 5 pm.

Thank Susan M
Reviewed 20 May 2017 via mobile

Well maintained cemetery - roads, graves, markers, grass. Lots of historical markers. Many war memorials. Nice signage.

Thank Rita S
Reviewed 11 May 2017 via mobile

The place is quiet and clean well taken care of....it was so peaceful.The children could run around...and play.While the elders visit the graves.If you need a tranquil setting..to just think, this the spot.My family is up there...The caretakers ,really take care of the grounds.The staff...More

1  Thank bigbabybanks
Reviewed 20 February 2017

I have been here many times and never seem to get bored. For the most part it is to visit Lincoln's Tomb, but there are other things to see here. Herndon, Lincoln's last law partner is buried here as are several past governors. There also...More

Thank Geoff C
Reviewed 18 November 2016

The cemetery is is about a half hour walk from the city center. I was there early in the morning. It was so peaceful. Facing the Lincoln mausoleum, together only with some squirrels, I experienced the influence this political giant still has after being dead...More

1  Thank dagknutsenoy
Reviewed 14 October 2016

If you enjoy Lincoln history, and the historical significance of how Lincoln and most of his family came to be buried in this monument, this is a worthwhile stop on your trip. The price is right (free), and there is great history to be read...More

1  Thank Larry T
Reviewed 13 September 2016

This is a great place to see interesting facts from Illinois history. The highlight is, of course, Lincoln's Tomb. You will learn the story of how his body was stolen from an interim vault while the tomb was being constructed. The 3 war memorials are...More

Thank Mark M
Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

Oak Ridge Cemetery is a must see when you visit Springfield. There are war memorials for the Korean War along with a wonderful memorial to the Illinois veterans that served in WWII with A huge globe that spotlights all the major battles. The main thing...More

1  Thank Junebug1953
Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

A great place to tour. Lots of unique tombstones and memorials Definitely need to drive through after visiting Lincoln's tomb

1  Thank Paul D
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25 January 2017|
Response from dagknutsenoy | Reviewed this property |
I do not know that. I was there on a Thursday morning.
13 October 2016|
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Response from Mark M | Reviewed this property |
I agree with Peter and Doug. There are parking lots near each of the major attractions (Lincoln's Tomb and the war memorials) with sidewalks and ramps. Some of the specific plots (like former Illinois governors) may... More
13 May 2016|
Response from edith b | Reviewed this property |
I just drove my own vehicle and waited for the tour to begin. I'm not sure what the hotels May offer for accommodations.