There is much to see in Springfield, Illinois dealing with President Abraham Lincoln. His tomb is located just North of town and is very impressive from the outside. He was re-interred eleven times and the tomb structure was rebuilt at least three times. In 1876 thieves tried to steal Lincoln’s remains for ransom but were caught. They reburied his remains down 11 feet deep and poured in concrete and capped it off with a many ton granite stone.