Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial

4.5
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating (Based on 191 reviews)
3027 East South Street Lincoln City, IN 47552

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(812) 937-4541

Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial is dedicated to one of America’s greatest presidents. Visit the site where Abraham spent his childhood. Lincoln and his family 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.

Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial is the state of Indiana’s Best Historic Destination in Indiana!

The story of the Mr. Lincoln’s 14 formative years in Indiana springs to life at the Living Historical Farm. Futhermore, visitors learn about young Abe in the museum and film, and along the park’s scenic trails.

Explore the Visitor Center. Inside, find 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 items.

Take a quiet walk up the wooded Lincoln Boyhood Trail. Visit the grave site of Abraham Lincoln’s mother, Nancy Hanks Lincoln. And, check out 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 will explore a cabin, outbuildings, and split rail fences. Furthermore, animals, gardens, and field crops entertain guests of all ages. In addition, rangers in period clothing perform a variety of activities typical to those of the 1820s.

The farm grounds are open year round. And the farm is staffed from mid-April through September. The Living Historical Farm is located inside the Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial.

Find the national park on Highway 162 across from Lincoln State Park in Lincoln City.

Click here to see this month’s hours of operation for local attractions and restaurants.

4.5
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Based on 191 reviews

Every American should visit this memorial

5 Reviewed 04-22-19

I was looking to kill some time while on a business trip in Evansville. It took us about 45 minutes to get here. Easy to get to from I-64. I was surprised by the main visitor's center. It's super... Read More


Excellant and fun History for the whole family

5 Reviewed 03-24-19

Wonderful facility to present Abraham Lincoln's early boyhood. This is the actual land which the Lincoln family farmed. The National memorial is well done and run by the National Park service. No... Read More


Significant Monument

5 Reviewed 03-24-19

This is a very large and significant monument to Lincoln and where he lived from age 7 to 21. There are wonderful stone carvings on the building. Also, there is a lot of history in the museum... Read More


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