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Abraham Lincoln Boyhood Home at Knob Creek

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House down the road

The original cabin of Abe Lincoln is down the road a ways from the Lincoln National Park. It was... read more

Reviewed 3 June 2018
Dot M
LaPlace, Louisiana
A quick stop

The boyhood home is on the road between Bardstown and Hodgenville and is a quick 30 min stop. A... read more

Reviewed 30 May 2018
Mark E
Aiken, South Carolina
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Route 31E, Knob Creek Farm, Hodgenville, KY
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Was really confused by this place. It is a series of boarded up buildings, a boarded small cabin, some restrooms, a path worn in the grass to a dried up creek and signage warnings about snakes and wasps. No staff or real educational signage (other...More

Thank Carolanne B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There is nothing original to Lincoln's time spent on this farm anymore, although they never come right out and say that anywhere. I read through everything they had trying to determine if the large building was the original house (it was a tavern built in...More

Thank Booperskp
Reviewed 18 June 2018

It was right on the road. Very nice place to stop. Would recommend. Good piece of history. Good place for kids.

Thank elliesmamaw
Reviewed 3 June 2018

The original cabin of Abe Lincoln is down the road a ways from the Lincoln National Park. It was moved from the park and rebuilt on site where it is said his home was. it is larger than the replica at the park. Interesting.

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Reviewed 30 May 2018

The boyhood home is on the road between Bardstown and Hodgenville and is a quick 30 min stop. A replica cabin is on site to visit and short walk down to a creek is about all there. Would not go out of my way yo...More

Thank Mark E
Reviewed 29 May 2018 via mobile

We stopped in here at the end of day as they were getting ready to close up but the lady allowed us enough time to go inside the cabin and gave us a brochure.

Thank Chester D
Reviewed 21 May 2018 via mobile

A little off the beaten path, but worth a trip if you are interested in early Lincoln history. There is no cost to visit the site. The home is well restored, but you can only see the external of the building. You can take a...More

Thank Allen M
Reviewed 3 May 2018

We stopped here to view this and found the grounds were lovely, and park ranger knowledgable however not very engaging. Very nice place to see.

Thank joanne h
Reviewed 15 April 2018 via mobile

A interesting visit to a log cabin and the first place Lincoln really remembered. Easy parking and just off the road with nice clean restrooms makes a very nice stop. Perfect for dog walkers and history buffs! Also the site is totally free.

Thank BelgianSheepdogGirl
Reviewed 2 April 2018

The farm that Tom Lincoln owned before the move to Kentucky it was here that Abraham was born. The tavern on site was a commercial operation.

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Angela R
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Response from Louise S | Reviewed this property |
I "googled" the information, and according to what I saw this site is still closed. You can, however, visit the BIRTHPLACE of Abe Lincoln, which is only a couple of miles away. That Park really is worth the time to see... More