Springfield, Illinois: Lincoln's Tomb and Lucky Nose

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Lincoln Tomb

Address:
1500 Monument Ave., Springfield, IL
Directions:
In Oak Ridge Cemetery. Follow the signs to the Lincoln Tomb.
Hours:
Summer daily 9-4:30, winter W-Sa. (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Phone:
217-782-2717
RA Rates:
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Lincoln's Tomb and Lucky Nose

A big bronze head of the great emancipator guards the entrance to his tomb. Visitors have rubbed his nose to a glossy shine for luck.

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Rubbing the lucky nose.

Lincoln's Tomb and Lucky Nose

Just visited and tomb hours appear to be until 5 per sign, but the tomb was closing at 4:54 and we couldn't go in.

[Laura Garcia, 07/11/2019]

...clearly because you didn't stop to rub Lincoln's nose first. It would have made you arrive even later, but with more luck to gain entrance!

Lucky nose.

Lincoln's Tomb and Lucky Nose

When [done rubbing the lucky nose and] leaving the cemetery, there is a sign for war memorials. I would highly recommend taking a look at them.

[Christina Jackson, 04/01/2017]

Lincoln's nose.

Lincoln's Lucky Nose

Each Tuesday evening during the summer the 114th Infantry Regiment Illinois Volunteers present an authentic Civil War Flag Retreat Ceremony at Lincoln's Tomb. Bring folding chairs or blankets to sit out on the lawn.

After the ceremony, members of the 114th usually remain at the Tomb so visitors can ask questions or take photographs. My grandson was thrilled when one member offered to let him hold his rifle, and then presented him with a souvenir bullet.

[Gary Epperson, 08/24/2011]
Abraham Lincoln's Tomb Vandalized

Obscene words were spray-painted on President Abraham Lincoln's tomb, in Springfield, IL, authorities said. The walls on the observation deck and the base of the Lincoln bust that greets visitors at the entrance to the tomb were spray painted....

[03/02/1997] Complete News Story

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