Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial

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3027 East South Street Lincoln City, IN 47552

Contact Information

(812) 937-4541

Visit the site where Abraham Lincoln spent his childhood and learn about the lives of the Lincoln family, who lived here in a pioneer community from 1816 to 1830. This National Park offers a glimpse into the young pioneer life of our 16th president.

The story of the Civil War era president’s 14 formative years in Indiana springs to life at the Living Historical Farm, in the museum and film, and along the park’s scenic trails.

The Visitor Center features two Memorial Halls, a museum with a variety of exhibits, and an orientation film. Books, pioneer toys, Abe Lincoln hats, and other educational materials are available for purchase in the bookstore.

Take a peaceful walk up the wooded Lincoln Boyhood Trail to the gravesite of Abraham Lincoln’s mother, Nancy Hanks Lincoln, and to the Cabin Site Memorial during a self-guided walking tour.

Living Historical Farm

The Living Historical Farm is a re-created and working pioneer homestead with a cabin, outbuildings, split rail fences, animals, gardens, and field crops. Rangers in period clothing perform a variety of activities typical to those of the 1820s. Grounds are open year round and the farm is staffed from mid-April through September. The Living Historical Farm, in the Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial, is located on Highway 162 across from Lincoln State Park in Lincoln City.

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TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Based on 148 reviews

A place to honor and American President and his family.

3 Reviewed 08-16-17

There is a lot of information here and a great part of our American history. Learn about Ab Lincoln and his parent. Learn about the life of the family that moved here when he was just a young lad. If... Read More

Nice Jr. Ranger program

4 Reviewed 08-02-17

We love the National Parks. Always something to learn. Helpful Rangers and guides. Nice Jr. Ranger program Read More

Grood information about Lincoln's formulative years

4 Reviewed 07-15-17

Good information and helpful advice at the Visitor center. Don't miss the village with the reconstructed log cabins and the cemetery where Lincoln's mother and sister are burred. Read More

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