Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Site, Hodgenville

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4.4/5 based on 360+ reviews on the web
Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Site is located in Hodgenville. Plan your Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Site visit and explore what else you can see and do in Hodgenville using our Hodgenville vacation route planner.
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  • The cabin is not original, but the site is. The Visitors Center is educational about his early life (first 2 years). The volunteer (Joe) in the building where the cabin is housed is knowledgeable & fr...  read more »
  • This is a beautiful site and a must see for history buffs and Lincoln aficionados. The Visitor Center has a short movie to see about the family's time here in Kentucky. Walk up to the Memorial and see...  read more »
  • This is the actual birthplace of Lincoln but the cabin on display is from the period not the actual cabin. It is better than a replica. The visitor center has a gift shop with restrooms. The visitor c...  read more »
  • Awesome place to visit. Very informative and relaxing to walk the trail around the property. NPS does a great job at representing our history so that others can continue to learn from our past.
  • I was planning on buying a souvenir but the store was closed, although someone was there at the register. They also had a lot of construction going on when I went, which took away from it a bit. Despite all that, the short hiking trails and the Sinking Spring I thought were cool. I was still able to see inside The Memorial Building and the Symbolic Cabin which was built inside, which I thought were pretty neat. If you're in the area or passing through I would definitely go check it out. It wouldn't take long to take a short hike and see everything.
  • Extremely ambitious ediface for such a place in the middle of the countryside. Impressive. Fake cabin inside is almost a letdown.
  • Well done. Convenient to find just off interstate and local highway. Nice setting on hillside with visitor center. Had craft making while we visited, clay pottery. Could spend hours or just a quick stop. No fees required.
  • A must if you really want to understand Abraham Lincoln! The Birthplace is beautiful and is a large landscape. You can also catch the Boyhood home and a Museum in a relatively short drive.
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