Oak Ridge Cemetery

Greg Tally, Director
A Department of the City of Springfield

 Misty Buscher, Mayor

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Lincoln's Tomb

Lincoln Bust

Dedicated in 1874, Lincoln Tomb is the final resting place of Abraham Lincoln, his wife Mary, and three of their four sons, Edward, William, and Thomas. The eldest son, Robert T. Lincoln, is buried in Arlington National Cemetery. Also on the site is the public receiving vault, constructed ca. 1860, the scene of funeral services for Abraham Lincoln on May 4, 1865. In 1960 the Tomb was designated a National Historic Landmark and was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1966.

Thousands of visitors also visit the Tomb to see the Bust of Lincoln that is right outside his final resting place and rub its nose for good luck or make a wish by leaving a penny.


  • March - October: Daily 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • November - February: Daily 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • June - August: Tuesday 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

More Information on the Lincoln Tomb State Historic Site, click Here .

Lincoln burian art
Lincoln's Vault

Oak Ridge Today

Oak Ridge Cemetery is the largest Municipal cemetery in Illinois with 365 acres and is the second most visited cemetery in the United States. Oak Ridge Cemetery is a self-supporting city cemetery without sales representatives. Sales are encouraged by maintaining reasonable prices and by providing good care and maintenance.