Friday, June 9, 2017

Lincoln's Tomb

A cemetery may seem an odd place to put on a travel itinerary, but Oak Ridge Cemetery is not a typical cemetery. It's the final resting place of our beloved 16th president and his family (minus one son.)

This solemn spot is well worth stopping and walking through. The monument is an impressive structure with several infantry and calvary statues on the exterior. Inside you'll find statues of Lincoln and other symbolic pieces as you walk the halls to the burial room with marble walls and gold leaf celling.

A bust is situated outside the entrance that most visitors get up close to, rubbing the nose for good luck.

The tomb can visited for free from 7 a.m. - 8 p.m. from April - August and 7 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. September through March. For more information, visit

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for visiting this solemn place in the second most visited cemetery in the US.


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