December 1st is the target date to close down Lincoln’s Tomb for a major renovation project. The state has allocated $633,000 for repairs of damaged and deteriorating sections of the tomb’s interior. The tomb's interior lighting will also be replaced.
As 970 WMAY News first reported back in July, the project will close the interior… where Abraham Lincoln’s body rests… until March, although the exterior will still be accessible to visitors. It's still not clear how the closure will affect February's observance of Lincoln's Birthday, which usually includes a wreath-laying ceremony inside the tomb each year.