Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park

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Located in central Kentucky, Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park was established on July 17, 1916 as the country’s first memorial to the 16th President of the United States, Abraham Lincoln. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the park has two separate sites where Abraham Lincoln was born and lived early in his childhood. The Abraham Lincoln Birthplace Unit features a Visitors Center, the Memorial Building with a symbolic cabin, Sinking Spring that was a water source for the Lincoln Family, and the site of Boundary Oak Tree that was used for a survey marker, two hiking trails, and a picnic area. The Abraham Lincoln Boyhood Home Unit is home to the Ranger Station (open in summer only), Knob Creek that was a water source for the Lincoln family, a hiking trail and picnic area. Visits are self-guided from Labor Day to Memorial Day, with ranger led tours available from Memorial Day until Labor Day.

Location & Local Communities: Located in LaRue County in central Kentucky, the main visitor center is at 2995 Lincoln Farm Road in Hodgenville, KY 42748. The Birthplace Unit of the park is about 2 miles south of the town of Hodgenville on U.S. Highway 31E South. The Boyhood Home Unit at Knob Creek is located about 10 miles northeast of the Birthplace Unit of the park, at 7120 Bardstown Road, in Hodgenville.

Nearby Kentucky National Park Service units include Mammoth Cave National Park (approx. 50 miles), Fort Donelson National Battlefield (approx. 167 miles), Cumberland Gap National Historical Park (approx. 177 miles), and Big South Fork National River & Recreation Area (approx. 190 miles).

Local and nearby communities include: Elizabethtown (approx. 14 miles), Bardstown (approx. 25 miles), Munfordville (approx. 25 miles), Campbellsville (approx. 30 miles), Lebanon (approx. 35 miles), Leitchfield (approx. 40 miles), Springfield (approx. 42 miles), Glasgow (approx. 45 miles), Louisville (approx. 55 miles), Bowling Green (approx. 75 miles), and Lexington (approx. 85 miles). Nearby airports include Louisville International Airport (approx. 55 miles), Bowling Green Airport (approx. 70 miles), and Blue Grass Airport Lexington (approx. 80 miles).

For more information call (270) 358-3137 or visit www.NPS.gov/abli.   

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