Abraham Lincoln Birthplace Historic Site

Hodgenville, KY

Where are we going?

Abraham Lincoln Birthplace Historic Site
2995 Lincoln Farm Rd
KY 42748

270 358-3137

What is there to do?

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!

How much does it cost?

Adults: Free!

Children: Free!


Need a little extra help?

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


When can we go?

9am - 5pm

Closed Jan 1, Nov 23 and Dec 25


Any top tips?

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

I’m Hungry!

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

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