Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial, Lincoln City

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#11 of 87 in Historic Sites in Indiana
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Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial is a United States presidential memorial and a National Historic Landmark District in 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 visitor 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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  • Take a step back in time to see how Abraham Lincoln grew up. Here you will find a living farm with some of the crops, tools, and animals Lincoln would have grown up with. Take a walk along the trails....  more
    Take a step back in time to see how Abraham Lincoln grew up. Here you will find a living farm with some of the crops, tools, and animals Lincoln would have grown up with. Take a walk along the trails....  more »
  • The Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial is a wonderful place that celebrates the youth of Abraham Lincoln. It is part of the National Park Service. The Memorial consists of several points of... 
    The Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial is a wonderful place that celebrates the youth of Abraham Lincoln. It is part of the National Park Service. The Memorial consists of several points of...  more »
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  • I arrived and opened my door to take a picture of the entrance and the cicadas were so loud I thought there had been a major accident on the highway. :-) This is a beautiful historic site with a wonderful building where you’ll find the Park Rangers, gift shop, passport stamping station and lots of history. Then go outside and walk to Nancy’s, his mother’s, grave site. Continue on about 1/2 mile or walk back to your car and drive to the living farm. There were two people there, one spinning yarn from the goats, the other person whittling wood. There were a couple of cabins to view.
  • Look for the Memorial Visitor’s Center for parking. At the visitor’s center there are 3 RV parking spots (not pull thru). If you look at the satellite view, you enter the lot from the west (the road from/to the east doesn’t exist), around the divide, and park on the east side of the lot. Plenty of room for my F150 and 29’ trailer to turn around and back into a spot. Probably not suitable if you have a TOAD because you do need to back in or out.

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