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.
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.
There is no charge for the tour, but donations to support the historic site are appreciated. You can make a donation online at
The Lincoln Tomb has several small interior spaces.
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.
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, video and other recording using handheld equipment are permitted throughout the site, both indoors and out. Drone photography/video is NOT permitted.
IDNR InformationJustin Blandford, Superintendent
Office of Land Management, Historic Sites Division
We also encourage you to watch the introductory video below in advance of your visit.
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
/dnrhistoric/Experience/Sites/. We apologize for the inconvenience.