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Abraham Lincoln Birthplace Historic Site

Hodgenville, KY

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Address: 2995 Lincoln Farm Rd, Hodgenville, KY 42748, USA How do we get there? Number: 270 358-3137
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Abraham Lincoln was born on February 12th, 1809 in a humble log cabin in Hodgenville, Kentucky.

Whilst the cabin was destroyed even before his death, today, visitors can still visit the site of the cabin at the Abraham Lincoln Birthplace Historic Site.

It's a pretty fascinating day out for the family and kids!

For over 100 years, people from all around the globe have made their way to rural Central Kentucky to see the humble beginnings of the 16th president of the USA. 

His early life shaped his character, and readied him for his role within the Civil War - and yes kids, this is all information you can learn when you visit this popular historic site!

Here, you'll find the countries first memorial to Lincoln, that symbolises the cabin that once stood. 

Also at the Abraham Lincoln Birthplace Historic Site you can find a symbolic birth cabin, that represents the actual cabin that Lincoln began his life in.

Mothers - can you imagine bringing your child into the world in such a place? Kids - it's a bit different to your homes now we imagine!

Ensure you take time to stroll around the grounds too, and check out the Sinking Spring, which was actually used as a water source for the Lincoln family

It's an amazing way to learn about history - when you're actually standing in the spot the events happened!

Get out and enjoy the peaceful nature of rural Kentucky, and be inspired that no matter where you are from, or how your life began, you really can do anything!

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Abraham Lincoln Birthplace Unit:

Physical address of the Visitor Center is 2995 Lincoln Farm Road, Hodgenville, Kentucky 42748.

From the North: Take Interstate 65 South to Exit 91 (Elizabethtown). Follow KY 61 (Lincoln Parkway) 13 miles south to US 31E. Take US 31E south 1.3 miles to the park; picnic entrance on left and main entrance on right.

From the South: Take Interstate 65 North to Exit 81 (Sonora). Proceed east on KY 84 to KY 61. Turn right on KY 61, then turn right onto US 31E 1.3 miles to park; picnic entrance on left and main entrance on right.

From Boyhood Home Unit at Knob Creek: Turn right onto US 31E. Proceed southwest for approximately 10 miles; picnic entrance on left and main entrance on right.

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Abraham Lincoln Birthplace Historic Site FAQ’s

Why don't you take a picnic and enjoy it in the countryside nearby!

Kids can join the Junior Ranger program! This helps them learn about the president, and encourages them to learn about the heritage!

There is a gift shop in the Visitor Center where you can pick up gifts, souvenirs and educational items

It's a great destination for students

Make sure you take water if you're walking around in nature

The Visitor Center is accessible. Access to the Memorial Building is accessible via a wooden walkway.

It's a good idea to start your journey at the Visitors Center first

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