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Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park

2995 Lincoln Farm Road

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.


Hannah H

Wednesday, June 27, 2018
Well worth your time to visit! Plan to only spend about 30 minutes here. There is a lovely visitor center that has a gift shop, rangers, and an educational video. In the other building, we had a great encounter with the volunteer who told us about the history of the area. Make sure to not take flash photography inside! The area is calm, well preserved, and scenic. Also check out the water well on the property.

Debbie Gerardi

Wednesday, July 4, 2018
The staff is highly knowledgeable at the memorial and the building is amazing to see. BUT the log cabin is a replica of Lincoln’s we were told the original was moved then washed away in a flood in the 1940’s. We drove all the way out to where the Lincoln’s moved after Abe’s birth and - be prepared to see a field of grass. The log cabin on that property is Lincoln’s friends cabin! Pretty good hiking, nice park store and restroom facilities. There is a pretty board walk trail to accommodate wheelchairs.

John Phillips

Thursday, July 19, 2018
Replica of the original house Lincoln was born in inside a memorial built during the Teddy Roosevelt administration. A visitor center welcomes you with an informative lecture, memorabilia and souvenirs. Then you walk up 56 stairs(one for each year of his life) to the memorial. There is a sunken spring where the Lincoln's got their water and several other buildings on the grounds. There is no cost except for souvenirs and it's an interesting place to visit.

tara olSEN

Tuesday, July 24, 2018
We had so much fun here , got another National Parks badge. It was very pretty and struck us funny how candid they are about the fact that this turned out not to be Lincolns real cabin , but that wasn't till 2004 . The welcome center is nice , staff is great , grounds are beautiful and kids loved the stove pipe hats. It may not have really been his cabin, but it was one of the better pioneer life exhibits I have been to.

Cherie Hill

Thursday, July 5, 2018
A nice place for the whole family to enjoy for free. Although the actual birth home of Abe Lincoln is NOT real, it is a replica of what the home looked like back in the 1800's. The Memorial is picture worthy. My favorite part was the sinking spring which is definitely something that couldn't be recreated. This park is pet friendly and has ample amount of parking.

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