Redlands, California: Lincoln Memorial Shrine

Built by an oil baron in 1932, expanded in 1998, it's supposedly the largest Lincoln memorial west of the Mississippi. Artifacts, art deco artwork, and a clean-shaven marble Lincoln head in a holiest-of-holies chamber surrounded by walls of gold-gilt inscriptions of his words. Memorable artifact: a partly-eaten Civil War cracker.

125 W. Vine St., Redlands, CA
It's the building in the park behind the public library.
Tu-Su 1-5 (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
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Abraham Lincoln Shrine

An amazing memorial to Abe Lincoln and the Civil War era. Inside there are many artifacts, and a place where scholars, students, and researchers can get a lot of information. There's even a hands-on experience when you can practice Morse Code. The volunteers are very friendly and knowledgeable about Lincoln and the Redlands area. Best of all, its free!

[Candice, 07/16/2019]

The Lincoln Shrine claims to be the largest Lincoln memorial west of the Mississippi. Memorable displays include a marble head of Lincoln that doesn't look much like him, and a partly-eaten Civil War cracker.

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