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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.

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.

Bonnie Wenners

Thursday, July 5, 2018
A monument well-designed. President Lincoln did so much for this country. Lots of shade trees. Memorial building and saying was awesome. The history house and museum was closed, disappointed. Lincoln museum and film was great and informative. Gift shop was good. I still think lap dogs should be allowed in buildings, at least an exception with unusual and stifling heat in the area.

Boyd Bo

Monday, June 11, 2018
This place was a great surprise. On the way home from Mammoth Caves we saw the signs for Abraham Lincoln's birth place. We had no idea it was a National Historic Park. The visitor's center has so much great information and displays and the monument is really something to see. Below it also sits a natural spring that baby Lincoln drank his first water from, still flowing to this day. Our 7 year old was also very excited to see they have a junior ranger program. It's a great way for kids of all ages to hunt for facts and learn along the way. I'd absolutely recommend a stop here for anyone, history buff or not. It's a sight to see.

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