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Doors Open: Lincoln Tomb and War Memorials State Historic Sites

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Within in the walls of a stunning granite monument is the final resting place of Abraham Lincoln, his wife Mary, and three of their four sons. Designed by famed sculptor Larkin Mead and completed in 1874.

Within in the walls of a stunning granite monument is the final resting place of Abraham Lincoln, his wife Mary, and three of their four sons. Designed by famed sculptor Larkin Mead and completed in 1874. 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. The Illinois Korean War Memorial was built to honor the Illinois citizens who fought there and commemorate those that gave the ultimate sacrifice. The names of nearly 2,000 Illinois veterans killed in action are engraved on the octagon granite walls.

The Illinois Vietnam Veterans Memorial and its eternal flame pay tribute to the nearly 3,000 Illinois residents who died or are listed as missing in action from the Vietnam War.

The Purple Heart Memorial honors all Illinois recipients of the medal, which is awarded to military personnel killed or wounded in combat.

The World War II Illinois Veterans Memorial honors the 987,000 men and women from Illinois who served our country during World War II. The focal point is a 22-ton cast white, concrete globe with more than 70 stainless steel buttons signifying major battles and events.

Parking information: Free parking lots are located adjacent to the tomb and war memorials.

Open daily, 9 am-5 pm

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Aug 11 to Aug 12, 2018


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