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Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park

2995 Lincoln Farm Rd, Hodgenville, KY 42748-9707
+1 270-358-3137
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Stopped for the history

Saw the sign for Lincolns birthplace so we took a little detour to see it There is a log cabin... read more

Reviewed yesterday
beccal13
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wichita,ks
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A nice historical spot in rural Kentucky

This is a really nice place for a quick visit. The building, with its 56 steps is very nice to see... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Acescott
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Evansville, Indiana
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On February 12, 1809, Abraham Lincoln was born in a one-room log cabin, similar to the authentic 19th-century cabin preserved here.
  • Excellent48%
  • Very good38%
  • Average12%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“log cabin” (81 reviews)
“boyhood home” (27 reviews)
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2995 Lincoln Farm Rd, Hodgenville, KY 42748-9707
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+1 270-358-3137
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Saw the sign for Lincolns birthplace so we took a little detour to see it There is a log cabin enclosed in a memorial much like the Lincoln memorial in DC There are other buildings on the site but they were closed As a side...More

Thank beccal13
Reviewed 2 days ago

This is a really nice place for a quick visit. The building, with its 56 steps is very nice to see. The sinking spring is right there too. Very informative guides and well maintained, as are most locations run by the National Park Service. The...More

Thank Acescott
Reviewed 4 days ago

We went to both the birthplace at Sinking Spring and the boyhood home. The latter site is not staffed and is simply a log cabin along the banks of Knob Creek and a field where Lincoln reportedly farmed. The former site is where large monument...More

Thank Timothy R
Reviewed 6 days ago

The visitor’s center was nice, with a small walk-through type hall of his life. Unlike some historical sites, this one isn’t overbearing or so large that it detracts from the true purpose of visiting, which is to see the landmark itself of his birthplace. Two...More

Thank BradandStacy41
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I found the symbolism associated with the monument to be very interesting. The monument and visitor center with movie don't take more than an hour to take in. The walking paths were under renovation when we visited.

Thank travelingfool49
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A good place to visit if you are a Lincoln buff. There's a 30 minute show explaining Lincoln's time in Kentucky. Now there is lots of walking and no rails to go up the main steps. If you have trouble walking, like me, then the...More

Thank donjuan909
Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent the morning at Mammoth Cave National Park so we only had about an hour or so here to see things and help the grandsons work on junior ranger badges. The Visitor's Center is nice and they were nice with the kids working on...More

Thank MeryMeCo
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice plce to visit but a ways of the beaten path. As usual a great job by the National Park Service. Informative and interesting with some good exhibits. Need 45 to 60minutes to do justice to the exhibits and grounds

Thank Bob W
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a National Historic Park. I didn't go up all the many steps without a handrail to the actual reconstructed cabin, but I did go down the the springs, which was interesting. It reminded me of Fern Grotto in Hawaii, but much smaller. The...More

Thank Silrad
Reviewed 1 week ago

The park is about 30 minutes off of I-65. The building surrounding his log cabin home looks like the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC. The walk from the parking lot to the cabin is uphill. You are not allowed into the cabin or even touch...More

Thank Hy R
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Rhonda K
19 March 2017|
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Response from HootieToo | Reviewed this property |
Depends on how much time you have, how interested you are in learning about Lincoln and what the weather is like. One hour is good if you want to just see what's there. If you do the visitor center and film more like 2... More
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