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 Day​,
Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day.

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 https://www2.illinois.gov/dnrhistoric/Experience/Sites/.  We apologize for the inconvenience. 


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.

Reservations are strongly recommended due to limited tour capacity and can be made on this page. If you need assistance making your reservation online, please call us at 217-782-2717 or email dnr.historicspringfield@illinois.gov

There is no charge for the tour, but donations to support the historic site are appreciated. You can make a donation online at http://historicspringfield.dnr.illinois.gov 

Book your Tour Reservation 

Please report to the tent next to the parking lot 5-10 minutes before your reserved tour time to check in. Guests without a reservation may also stop by the tent to inquire about tour availability. Guests must be registered for a tour to visit the interior of the Lincoln Tomb and may only enter the tomb during their registered tour time.


Current policies

  1. No more than 10 guests will be permitted on each tour. This includes adults, children and infants. Please be sure to reserve a ticket for all members of your party. 
  2. All guests entering the tomb will be required to register, either by making an advance reservation or by registering as they arrive. Walk-up guests will only be permitted if capacity has not been reached, and walk-up guests must register before entering the building. 
  3. All guests will have their body temperature checked with a touchless thermometer before entering the building; guests with a fever will not be permitted to enter. If you are feeling ill or experiencing any COVID-like symptoms, please stay home and reschedule your visit when you are well. 
  4. The Lincoln Tomb has several small interior spaces. A face covering which is worn over your nose and mouth is required for entry to the building, and must be worn at all times while indoors. Guests under the age of 3 are exempt from this requirement. If you do not have a face covering, please stop by the Visit Springfield office at 1 S. Old State Capitol Plaza (Lincoln-Herndon Law Offices building) for a free face covering. 
  5. Guests will be required 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.
  6. Guests will be expected to maintain at least a six foot distance from those not in their household, in areas of the site where this is possible. 
  7. 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

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/StateHistoricSitesOfSpringfieldIl 

Instagram: @statehistoricsitesspringfield 


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

Lincoln Tomb - YouTube

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 www2.illinois.gov/dnr



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.