Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial, Lincoln City

#10 of 87 in Historic Sites in Indiana
Must see · National Park · Historic Site
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 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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  • With the visitor center and cabins closed due to covid, I wasn't sure it would be worth my while to visit the memorial recently, but I'm so glad I made the trip. There are still many serene country...  more »
  • First of all, if you are considering going then please do! The area is so much more impressive than I could imagine. Visiting President Lincoln’s mother’s burial spot was so humbling.  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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