Springfield, Kentucky

(859) 336-5412 x1


Located in central Kentucky, the historic city of Springfield is the seat of Washington County, the very first county created in the state. Established in 1793, Springfield is part of the Kentucky Lincoln Heritage Trail, and is the ancestral home of Abraham Lincoln’s family. The 1816 Courthouse on Main Street preserves the original marriage certificate of Thomas Lincoln and Nancy Hanks, Abraham Lincoln’s parents. You can also stop by Nancy Hanks’ cabin and museum at the Lincoln Homestead State Park.

Nestled in the heart of Kentucky, a region known for its “Bourbon, Horses and History”, Springfield is on the Lincoln Scenic Byway and is part of the Kentucky Bourbon Trail, TransAmerica Bicycle Trail, the Barn Quilt Trail and Kentucky Fiber Trail. The region boasts numerous outdoor activities including golf, hiking and bicycling, birding and wildlife watching, along with fishing and canoeing. There are numerous historic, art and cultural sites to experience, as well as events that range from musical performances to a variety of annual festivals. The Holy Land Tour encompasses historic churches and sites that are frequented for their architectural value, as well as for family history and genealogical information. The charming historic downtown features museums and historic buildings, restaurants and shops. Lodging choices range from historic inns to vacation rentals, and RV camping.

Local and Regional Highlights: Lincoln Legacy Museum, Lincoln Homestead State Park, Phil Simms Museum, Central Kentucky Theatre, Springfield Opera House, Mount Zion Covered Bridge, Beech Fork River and Willisburg Lake. Nearby National Park Service sites include: Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park (approx. 42 miles), and Mammoth Cave National Park (approx. 85 miles).

Nearby Cities and Airports: Lebanon (approx. 10 miles), Bardstown (approx. 20 miles), Harrodsburg (approx. 25 miles), Elizabethtown (approx. 45 miles), Lexington and Blue Grass Lexington Airport (approx. 55 miles), Louisville and Louisville International Airport (approx. 60 miles), Bowling Green and Bowling Green Airport (approx. 120 miles).

For more information, contact the Springfield Tourism Commission at (859) 336-5412 x1 or www.VisitSpringfieldKY.com.

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