Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial

4.5
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating (Based on 139 reviews)
3027 East South Street Lincoln City, IN 47552

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(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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4.5
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Based on 139 reviews

Great Movie

4 Reviewed 03-21-17

The movie at the visitors' center was excellent. I learned a lot about President Lincoln's boyhood and adolescent years. It was wonderful to hear that his mother, stepmother and father were all... Read More


Great View of Lincoln's Earlier Years

5 Reviewed 12-28-16

As a Social Studies teacher, I'm never disappointed by the many historical sites managed by NPS. I can't believe this is my first visit here, but all I can say is, "Check it out!" It's off-season so... Read More


Great place to explore Lincoln's early years

5 Reviewed 11-18-16

I really didn't know what to expect when I stopped here kind of on a whim while passing through the area. Boy was I surprised that I ended up spending about three hours walking the trails and... Read More


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