Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial

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3027 East South Street Lincoln City, IN 47552

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(812) 937-4541

Visit the site where Abraham Lincoln spent his childhood. 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 votes are in and Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial has been recognized as the Best Historic Destination in Indiana!

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.

Explore the Visitor Center which features two Memorial Halls, a museum with a variety of exhibits, and an orientation film. Browse the bookstore with books, pioneer toys, Abe Lincoln hats, and other educational materials available for purchase.

Take a peaceful walk up the wooded Lincoln Boyhood Trail to the grave site of Abraham Lincoln’s mother, Nancy Hanks Lincoln. And visit 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. Visitors can explore 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 154 reviews

Worth the stop

5 Reviewed 10-07-17

I love our National Park System, and this Park is no exception. At the visitor center I found a very knowledgeable and forthcoming park ranger. He was a delight. He chatted me up for 30 minutes... Read More

Very Historic!

4 Reviewed 10-04-17

I only had a time to stop and see the site where his cabin once stood. But being able to see that was very cool. Just knowing that this is where Lincoln grew up, to eventually become such a hero... Read More

Another great historical place!

5 Reviewed 10-01-17

Located in Lincoln City, Indiana this is a fascinating experience. Abraham Lincoln lived here from age 7-21. This is where his mother & sister died. His mother, Nancy is buried here & you can learn... Read More

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