Lincoln Tomb

Visit the final resting place of Abraham Lincoln, Mary Todd Lincoln, and three of their four sons. Located in Oak Ridge Cemetery, groups will see the 117-foot-tall granite tomb, and a reproduction of Gutzon Borglum’s bronze bust of Lincoln near the entrance of the tomb. Inside the mausoleum, groups will see statues of Lincoln, plaques with excerpts from Lincoln’s famous speeches, the burial chamber, and more. Groups can visit the Oak Ridge Cemetery Office for a map and written program of other significant individuals that are buried in Oak Ridge Cemetery. Reservations required for groups of 10+.
 
Contact Info 
Address: Oak Ridge Cemetery, 1500 Monument Ave., Springfield, IL 62702. Sangamon County. Tel: 217-782-2717. Email: lincoln.monument.association@gmail.com. Website: www.lincolntomb.org. Hrs: Vary.
 
Trip Info 
Grade Level: All grades. Activity Type: Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours. Recomm. Length of Visit: Varies. Cost: Free/Fee.
 
SUPPORTS CLASSROOM LEARNING IN: Social Studies.
SUPPORTS SCOUT BADGES IN: Social Studies.

Lesson Plan To Enrich This Class Trip

Historic Site Lesson Plan

While visiting one of the many historical sites around the country, such as Philadelphia’s Independence Hall or Washington D.C.’s National Mall, consider reasons for preserving them. They are historically significant and can be visited, toured, and admired. Students learn about the historical relevance of specific historical sites and the importance of preserving these sites.... Continue