Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial
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. Furthermore, 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 gravesite 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.
Planning Your Visit
Download the NPS App to assist with your trip planning! Get park hours, trail info, and maps, take a tour, discover places and things to do, and more.
Click here to see this month’s hours of operation for local attractions and restaurants.
Excellent historic monumentReviewed 11-26-22
This was a wonderful place to visit for anyone interested in Lincoln history. There was so much more there than I anticipated. The museum was fabulous and focused on not only Lincoln but his mother... Read More
Great Lincoln tourReviewed 10-12-22
This is the best Lincoln tour. Very well kept. The museum inside is packed with facts and even a film to watch. Read More
Step into Lincoln's childhood and backwoodsReviewed 08-03-22
Take a step back in time to see how Abraham Lincoln grew up. Here you will find a living farm with some of the crops, tools, and animals Lincoln would have grown up with. Take a walk along the trails... Read More
Write a review
On the map below, you'll find Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial, as well as a few of the lodging, dining, and activities that are close by.
Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. How are you planning to celebrate the sweethearts in your life? From traditional flowers to a fabulous feast for two, here’s where to find just wha...
Planning a day (or two or more) at Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari in Santa Claus, Indiana? You’re sure to have an amazing time. But there are so many more things to do throughout Spencer Co...
One of the most popular questions we get asked at the Visitors Bureau is, “What is there to do?” As locals to the area, we are required to be know-it-alls when it comes to travel tips and tric...