Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial, Lincoln City

Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial is a United States Presidential Memorial, a National Historic Landmark District in present-day Lincoln City, Indiana. It preserves the farm site where Abraham Lincoln lived with his family from 1816 to 1830. During that time, he grew from a 7-year-old boy to a 21-year-old man. His mother, Nancy Hanks Lincoln, and at least 27 other settlers were buried here in the Pioneer Cemetery. His sister Sarah Lincoln Grigsby was buried in the nearby Little Pigeon Baptist Church cemetery, across the street at Lincoln State Park.

Included in the park is the Lincoln Living Historical Farm. The Lincoln Boyhood Home was named a National Historic Landmark in 1960. In 2005 the site was visited by 147,443 people. On site is a visitors' center, featuring a 15-minute orientation film about Lincoln's time in Indiana, and museum and memorial halls. The site is located about ten minutes off the Interstate 64/U.S. 231 junction and near the new U.S. 231 Route, named the Abraham Lincoln Memorial Parkway in his honor.
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  • We have been to Santa Claus a number if times but had no idea this place was so close. The actual monument is really cool showing his time in all the states he lived in. Inside there is a museum to...  more »
  • A chapel, stunning in its simplicity, connected in horseshoe fashion by a small museum and gift shop to the similarly stunning Mary Hanks Lincoln Hall with its magnificent hearth, captures not only...  more »
  • Awesome place to go with your family or by yourself . Lots to do in a day. Staff is knowledgeable and nice. Great for locals or out of town visitors. Small hike to Lincoln's actual boyhood site very cool. Actors are there on site to talk and explain what life would have been like back then. Def a great stop.
  • This is such A wonderful park. So serene and historical. Plenty of trails for exercise and the farm is still functioning. The period dressed farm inhabitants are so welcoming and knowledgeable of the garden and its many plants. The twelve stone trail has artifacts from throughout Lincolns entire life. Go inside the visitor center to learn more of Lincoln's time in Indiana. Great place! Highly recommend a visit!

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