We’re on a road trip to St Louis, Missouri and we decided to stop over at Springfield, Illinois to visit the following tourist attractions: Abraham Lincoln’s tomb, his home and the Presidential Museum and Library.
Our first destination: Lincoln’s Tomb at Oak Ridge Cemetery
The Lincoln tomb was his final resting place together with his wife, Mary, and 3 of their 4 sons. The monument was completed in 1874, mostly made of brick sheathed with Quincy granite and designed by Larkin Mead – a fame sculptor.
Inside the monument you can see versions of Lincoln’s statues, plaques, and some excerpts form his farewell address to Springfield, the Gettysburg Address, and his Second Inaugural Address.
At the entrance to the Tomb is a bronze bust of Mr. Lincoln. Visitors from around the world have stopped to rub the nose of the statue for good luck.
Oak Ridge Cemetery
1441 Monument Ave, Springfield, IL 62702
Open Daily: 9 am – 5 pm
Next stop: Abraham Lincoln’s House