Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Site, Hodgenville

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TripAdvisor
  • This historic site has a nice visitor center with exhibits, 15-minute film and gift shop. The memorial is nice and contains a replica of the cabin where he lived his first years. The spring they used ...  more »
  • This is the birthplace of Abraham Lincoln - that in and of itself makes this stop a must do. On top of that, it is absolutely beautiful. We stopped on a rainy day and still wanted to walk the steps of...  more »
  • We were headed home from Mammoth Cave when our 7yr old spotted a sign for this on the highway and asked if we could stop. Sure, why not!? I'm so glad we did. Our kids had a great time leaning more abo...  more »
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  • If you're a fan of our 16th president or simply in the area and looking for a place to stretch your legs, this is a very nice park. The information building off the parking lot has a short informational video about President Lincoln and his early life in the area, there are artifacts from the family and a recreation of the house he lived in here. Up the hill a short walk is the actual memorial (if you've brought kids for an educational visit have them count the number of steps and figure out what is special about the number) with a log cabin that is similar to what the Lincoln family lived in. There are walking paths around the property as well as some stairs leading down to the spring that was on the property. Our kids were 8, 6, 4, and 2 when we stopped here, and they all had a good time. There is wheelchair/stroller access to the memorial by following a path behind the information building, but no such access to get down to the spring.
  • My visit was interesting and allowed me to stretch my legs for a nice little walk around. Definitely worth seeing if you're in the area. The guides there were very well informed, and the area around is lovely for a walk.
  • Clean National park. Nice assortment of things to see from the log cabin to springs and a museum in the visitor center. Was nicely kept and the staff was friendly. Lots of area to run the kids legs off on, to expel energy from a long car ride. A bit off the beaten path but worth the detour.
  • 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.
  • 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.