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.
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Where Lincoln spent 14 of his formative childhood yearsReviewed 05-21-22
As a native son of Illinois, I've never conceived of Abraham Lincoln ever living anywhere but in the Land of Lincoln. But we have to remember that Lincoln was born in Kentucky, spent 14 of his... Read More
Quick Stop alongReviewed 05-11-22
Great stop we walked up to his mom's grave site and then also went into the visitors center they only have the two wooden doors on either end open and be warned they are heavy. I had issues getting... Read More
Nice place to visit.Reviewed 04-12-22
Nice visit and great things to see. Gotta love places like this that gives you a chance to see what life was like for Lincoln as a child. Was worth the walk to see cemetery and working farm. Read More
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