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Lincoln Log Cabin

402 S Lincoln Highway Rd, Lerna, IL 62440-2840
+1 217-345-1845
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The museum was full of information presented in a user-friendly and mullti-generational manner... read more

Reviewed 22 June 2017
Columbia, Missouri
Much More than I Expected!

I saw this site listed on one of those quirky "roadside attraction" websites, and it made it sound... read more

Reviewed 7 May 2017
Bloomington, IN
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402 S Lincoln Highway Rd, Lerna, IL 62440-2840
+1 217-345-1845
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Reviewed 22 June 2017

The museum was full of information presented in a user-friendly and mullti-generational manner. There were also animals and outdoor activities for children and re-enactors with more information answering specific questions around the Lincoln cabin.

Thank mollyfolly2017
Reviewed 7 May 2017

I saw this site listed on one of those quirky "roadside attraction" websites, and it made it sound a bit disappointing. But it wasn't! This is really, really well done and impressive! It's not just the Lincoln cabin. There are barns and another farm and...More

Thank 596Smokey
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

We were in the area visiting family and were so happy to hear about this museum. My daughter is very interested in Abraham Lincoln and his family, so this was a must stop. The visitors center had wonderful displays and information about Thomas and Sarah...More

Thank Sweetypoo13
Reviewed 25 March 2017

I was surprised by how developed this place is. I expected a lot less than what is there. I recommend if highly.

Thank Clifford W
Reviewed 2 November 2016

I have been going here for years and love it. On the weekends they sometimes dress in period clothing, cook on the fire....Nice place out in the country. They also have a Harvest Frolic in late September.

Thank mebrant
Reviewed 23 August 2016

Interesting site; however, not an Abraham Lincoln log cabin. This is the cabin of Tom Lincoln & his family Still a nice demonstration of life in the 1800s, including sheep roaming free around the grounds. Beautifully kept grounds & little museum. 70 miles round trip...More

Thank MelodyLes
Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

We really enjoyed this side trip on our way through Illinois. Off the beaten path but worth the time. Very interesting and well maintained. There are people in period costumes. There are animals to see and a nice little museum. Admission is free. Donations are...More

Thank Heather M
Reviewed 26 July 2016

Love Illinois History? Don't miss this hidden gem. 8 miles south of Charleston is the Lincoln log cabin farm and visitor center. In the visitor center you view a 15 minute video taking you back to Illinois of 1845 and the history of Thomas Lincoln....More

Thank Rhona R
Reviewed 28 June 2016

We are moving from VA to CO and along the drive stopped off at the home of the father of Abraham Lincoln. It was a great side trip. It was closed but folks were there working and let us into the visitor center to look...More

Thank Est8gal
Reviewed 27 October 2015

This was Abraham Lincoln fathers farm when they moved to Illinois. Lincoln continued to Springfield but made regular visits. The are several fully restored buildings on the site and several picnic sites.

Thank Bob D
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17 June 2017|
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Response from Clifford W | Reviewed this property |
Mine did not go with me as there were sheep grazing in the near area. I don't think they would appreciate dogs around their chickens either but I would check with the site because I could be wrong.