Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Site
2995 Lincoln Farm Road, Hodgenville KY 42748
A neoclassical monument sheltering a symbolic log cabin marks the site of Lincoln’s birth (Feb. 12, 1809) in this 116-acre park. An excellent visitor center/museum orients the visitor to the site, which includes short walking trails to various landmarks including Sinking Spring and the site of the Boundary Oak tree. Ranger programs daily during the summer. Visitor center/museum open Memorial Day to Labor Day 8 am–6:45 pm. Closes at 4:45 pm other times (eastern time zone). Free.
Boyhood Home Unit at Knob Creek
U.S. 31E north of Hodgenville (approximately 10 miles northeast of the Birthplace)
Note: Site closed until late 2015. See nps.gov/abli for the latest info.
This site is now part of the Abraham Lincoln Birthplace NHS. Lincoln said his earliest memories dated from the time his family lived here (1811–1816). Radio messages and interpreted trails describe his life here. Grounds open daily during daylight hours year round. Park staff available at ranger station daily 8:30 am–4:30 pm (Memorial Day–Labor Day), weekends only April–May (all times Eastern). Free.
The Lincoln Museum
66 Lincoln Square, Hodgenville KY 42748
Historic dioramas depicting Lincoln’s life are featured here along with Lincoln artifacts and an art gallery. Open Monday-Saturday 8:30 am-4:30 pm, Sunday 12:30-4:30 pm. $3/adult.
See also the Mary Todd Lincoln House in Lexington
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