We all know Abraham Lincoln was an amazing man, but he had to start from somewhere! All those young boys in the family – he was just like you at one stage! A playful young boy filled with dreams.
At the Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial, you can go back to a time when he was becoming a man on Indiana soil. Many of his traits we have come to love and admire in him as a leader, were formed right on this ground. It’s a great place for kids to see another side to this iconic President, and realize that he was just like them – so they really can be anyone they want to be!
The Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial will take you right back to the 1820s, with their re-created homesteads and memorials. There are also historic walks and hiking trails that you can enjoy – get back into nature!
A great place to start is the visitor center. This memorial to the Lincoln family lets you watch a 15 minute orientation film to really get re-connected with his story.
From there, you can visit the grounds attractions. The first stop can be Pioneer Cemetery, where Abraham Lincoln’s mother is buried. From there you can step into the Cabin Site Memorial which they actually believe was the third Lincoln cabin – you can find this on the Lincoln Boyhood Trail!
Have you ever wanted to know what it really would have been like to grow up as Lincoln would have done? Head on over to the Lincoln Living Historical Farm which is a re-created pioneer homestead with a whole range of other features! You can see a cabin, as well as the nearby outbuildings. There are sweet farm animals, vegetable and herb gardens, and crop.
If you look on over to a ranger, you might find they are dressed slightly different. That’s because they are in 1820s period clothing, and will be performing activities just as they would have done in the 1820s.
A fun step back in time at the Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial – it might just inspire you to become president one day – and there’s NOTHING stopping you!