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Abraham Lincoln Birthplace

2995 Lincoln Farm Rd, Hodgenville, Kentucky 42748 USA

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“log cabin and all”

Abraham Lincoln Birthplace NHP was established to commemorate the site on which Abraham Lincoln was born, but over the years the Park Service's responsibility has expanded to caring for the natural environment at the Birthplace Unit and the Lincoln Boyhood Home Unit at Knob Creek. Visitors at each of these sites have an opportunity to experience the pristine waters of Sinking Spring and Knob Creek, view the varied wildlife and hike amid the hardwood forests of Central Kentucky. The park is part of the Cumberland Piedmont Network which consists of 14 parks with diverse cultural and natural resources distributed across seven states and six different physiographic regions.

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Reviewed by
Schnardito

  • 4 Reviews
  • 5 Helpful
March 24, 2015
Rated 5.0

We had no idea what we we'd see here, but we saw the sign on the highway and decided to check it out. We were pleasantly surprised! It was certainly an interesting place to visit, even if you're not a history buff. We enjoyed checking out the sites, reading the story of the location, and just being in a place of history. This was definitely one of our favorite random stops.

3 people found this review helpful

Reviewed by
Snowflake11

  • 19 Reviews
  • 18 Helpful
November 29, 2014
Rated 4.0

Really cute. I love National Historic Sites. It wasn't very big but the museum was nice. They have a replica house of what Lincoln would have been born in and it's indoors (if the weather is bad, you can still see that). They have a movie they play which I heard from others is good and informative but I had an 18 month old with me and didn't think she would sit still for it.

3 people found this review helpful

Reviewed by
hamslice01

  • 2 Reviews
  • 2 Helpful
August 05, 2017
Rated 4.0

A little off the path, but once we found it we were inspired by the place. Walking up the 56 steps and looking at the representation of the log cabin where our 16th president spent his first few years. Even seeing where he would get water in the sinking spring was cool. Much more history here than down the road at the boyhood home.

2 people found this review helpful

Reviewed by
Ken Valuska

  • Expert
  • 588 Reviews
  • 168 Helpful
September 11, 2017

A really cool stop (about 15 min off of I-65) - the building is pretty epic, the "cabin" is a recreation but still interesting.

1 person found this review helpful

Reviewed by
sjc20077

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  • 115 Reviews
  • 19 Helpful
June 22, 2017
Rated 4.0

We enjoyed this stop. It was free for us as we did not do a tour. We walked along a trail to the back side of the memorial, walked in to see the cabin, and walked down the beautiful front steps of the memorial. It is a very nice, well taken care of stop.

1 person found this review helpful

Reviewed by
mshotwell

  • 37 Reviews
  • 0 Helpful
June 30, 2019
Rated 5.0

Great stop to learn about this legendary president! And best off, it’s FREE! Spent about an hour listening to the video and checking out the cabin and immediate surrounding area. I’m glad we stopped!

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Reviewed by
ToddPeak2

  • 13 Reviews
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May 16, 2019
Rated 4.0

Totally worth the stop. The grounds are beautiful and my kids got to be deputized as junior rangers with real metal badges after learning a bunch about our 16th president’s childhood.

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Reviewed by
apeak1

  • 3 Reviews
  • 0 Helpful
May 15, 2019
Rated 4.0

This was a fun stop all around but the kids enjoyed it the most. Since this is a national park, it's apart of the junior ranger club. Our kids ages 4-8 earned their junior badge and loved it!! They were deputized and all.

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Reviewed by
Laura Simpson

  • 28 Reviews
  • 3 Helpful
April 22, 2019
Rated 4.0

An interesting stop and a great piece of our country’s history! Definitely worth it in you’re in the area!

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jmossroadtrips

  • 21 Reviews
  • 2 Helpful
April 02, 2019
Rated 5.0

Such a beautiful and educational stop for a family. Everything is free too!!

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Abraham Lincoln Birthplace

2995 Lincoln Farm Rd
Hodgenville, Kentucky
42748 USA

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