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Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park

2995 Lincoln Farm Road
270-358-3137

For over a century people from around the world have come to rural Central Kentucky to honor the humble beginnings of our 16th president, Abraham Lincoln.  His early life on Kentucky's frontier shaped his character and prepared him to lead the nation through Civil War. The country's first memorial to Lincoln, built with donations from young and old, enshrines the symbolic birthplace cabin.



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marlette MARLETTE

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Saturday, Feb. 3, 2018
This is were Lincoln was born and lived until he was 2 years old. His family then moved north (another place you can visit) "Lincoln Boyhood Home" until he was 7 years old. This location has much to see and do. Nice walking trails, nice recreated log cabin. An interesting fact about the steps leading to the marble surrounded log cabin, there is a step for each year of Lincoln's life. I like to have the kids step from 1-2 and then pause to commemorate his life in that location. Then continue to step 7 and remember that these were the only years he lived in Kentucky. Although he considered himself a Kentuckian! There is also a great indoor museum area to explore with artifacts and a excellent staff.

Chad Love

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Saturday, March 10, 2018
Continuing on with our journey exploring our Nations 16th President, this was a beautiful and very educational stop much like the visit to Indiana where Abraham Lincoln moved after his time spent in Kentucky as a child. There is an excellent educational video shown at the visitor center with plenty of history about his early life. There is also a monument beside the visitor center that houses a replica of his childhood home. The stairs leading to the monument are 56, which is the number of years he was alive. The area is known as Sinking Creek due to the natural spring on the property, which is still active today. It’s also near the monument. I also suggest the hiking trails around the park as well. Overall, very informative, and a great, often forgotten National Park. If you’re in the area and have the time, stop in. You won’t regret it. Abraham only lived here until age 2, but a few miles away is his other home at Knob Creek, which is also worth a visit.

Susan Dever

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Wednesday, April 11, 2018
Fun and interesting place to spend several hours on a pretty day. Nice museum, self directed tour, mini Lincoln memorial building with a period cabin that's been reconstructed inside the memorial. They close early evening so don't go later in the day.

Wayne Powell

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Tuesday, April 24, 2018
The birth place of what could be arguably said was our greatest president is a must see. Beautiful landscape and a majestic monument! Do not miss this if you are nearby.

Amanda Leslie

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Tuesday, May 8, 2018
This was not on our list of places to stop we seen it was only a few miles out of our way so we decided to stop and stretch our legs. We only had about 45 min before they closed but what we did see was awesome!

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