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Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery

20953 W Hoff Rd, Elwood, Illinois 60421 USA

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Opens Mon 8a
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“over 400,000 burial spaces”

The Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery lies in the northwestern area of the former Joliet Army Ammunition Plant, approximately 50 miles south of Chicago. Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery is named after the 16th President of the United States and founder of the National Cemeteries. In the midst of the Civil War, on July 17, 1862 President Lincoln's signature enacted the law authorizing the establishment of national cemeteries for the soldiers who die in the service of the country. During the Civil War there were 14 national cemeteries opened pursuant of this legislation. The 982-acre cemetery provides 400,000 burial spaces.

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Reviewed by
cinnilouwho

  • 6 Reviews
  • 7 Helpful
February 16, 2015
Rated 5.0

A humble visit to this place will make you appreciate the sacrifices that these men and women gave to our country. Stop by and offer a prayer of thanks to them.
God Bless America.

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Reviewed by
Greek_nomad

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September 20, 2014
Rated 5.0

This place, although it is not for spending your time doing activities as it is a cemetery, it holds the memories of a great amount of soldiers that sacrificed their lives.

It is worth visiting if you like history and if you want to feel the chills to your body when thinking how many people and families serviced this country.
You can still see family members visiting the graves of their loved ones.

Very touching experience.

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Reviewed by
krazyskaterchick

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August 20, 2014
Rated 5.0

My grandpa is here. I visit a couple times a year, usually right around sunset. The grounds are well maintained. And it's a very pretty place.

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Reviewed by
irshprncsk

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June 10, 2013

My grandfathers are buried here

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Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery

20953 W Hoff Rd
Elwood, Illinois
60421 USA

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  • Mon - Fri: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

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