Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park, Hodgenville

Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park preserves two separate farm sites in LaRue County, Kentucky where Abraham Lincoln was born and lived early in his childhood. He was born at the Sinking Spring site south of Hodgenville and remained there until the family moved to the Knob Creek Farm northeast of Hodgenville when he was 2 years old, living there until he was 7 years old. The Sinking Spring site is the location of the park visitor center.

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  • this was a great place for any history lovers. a nice place with clean sidewalks. the only downside was the bathrooms. I did not like how they both were for anyone, there was signs on the door to...  more »
  • We stopped here on our way to Mammoth Caves, it was a quick trip and not every thing was open due to COVID, but it was an enjoyable, historical spot.  more »
  • Had a wonderful experience here. Our daughter loves Lincoln, it is her favorite president. They have the junior ranger program here. The staff is wonderful, insightful and very helpful. The grounds are beautiful and well kept. There is a lot of rich history here, even things they don't teach you in school or mainstream history. They focus more on Lincoln's growing up there with only brief snippets of any other part of his life. This is great because more focus could go into this particular part of his history.
  • Looking at the sites where young Abraham learned to take his first steps was very interesting. Seeing how they lived and the land the occupied helped me understand the history. There you can take a short tour and see a cabin built in the years in which Abraham and his family lived in the area (around 2 years). The cabin (which is period original and like the one he lived in) is kept inside a larger building for preservation purposes. From there you can drive to the site where young Abraham lived from the age of 2 until he was around 9 years old. It is 15 minutes away and the route follows the route they followed on the move. I highly recommend you visit both.

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