Trip Planner USA  /  Illinois  /  Lerna  /  Historic Sites  /  Lincoln Log Cabin

Lincoln Log Cabin, Lerna

Categories: Historic Sites, Tourist Spots
Inspirock Rating:
4.6/5 based on 25+ reviews on the web
Lincoln Log Cabin is located in Lerna. For travelers who use our international travel planner, Lerna holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Lincoln Log Cabin and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
Create a full itinerary - for free!
going to
read all reviews »
  • Interesting site; however, not an Abraham Lincoln log cabin. This is the cabin of Tom Lincoln & his family Still a nice demonstration of life in the 1800s, including sheep roaming free around the grou...  read more »
  • We really enjoyed this side trip on our way through Illinois. Off the beaten path but worth the time. Very interesting and well maintained. There are people in period costumes. There are animals to se...  read more »
  • Love Illinois History? Don't miss this hidden gem. 8 miles south of Charleston is the Lincoln log cabin farm and visitor center. In the visitor center you view a 15 minute video taking you back to Ill...  read more »
  • Very nice place to check out. There was a lot more here than I thought there would be. I saw it was only 4 miles out of my way and I am very happy I stopped. I don't think you could spend a whole day here, but a couple of hours would be a good estimate.
  • While on a weekend getaway to visit the relatives in Mattoon, we decided to sneak off and learn ourselves a bit on the ways of Lincoln. A mere 10 miles from Mattoon lies the homestead (sort of ) of Mr. Lincoln's family. We learned he never actually lived there, but did purchase some land later to keep his unruly step brother from conning his parent's from their home - see, learning can be fun! The area contains a very nice welcome ceneter with a walk through area describing the homestead as well as Lincolns life. The end of the walk brings you to a movie theater where you can enjoy a 15 minute clip further describing the area. Outside are plenty of paths that take you to the cabin where Lincoln's parents and 15 of their children and friends lived as well as by a number of animal pens that contain sheep and chickens. Fairly stand-offish are the sheep, but they're fun to watch! On the other side of the farm is the home and land of the Lincoln's neighbors who were considered progressive farmers for the time period as they bought seeds from a catalog and sold their crops for a profit. Within this area is an amazingly nice sheep that loves to be pet and fed grass. A great place to go spend a few hours, learn about a great gentleman and his family as well as make a friend w/ a very nice sheep! Well worth the trip.
  • Well worth seeing for a history buff. We were heading towards St Louis and the actress wondering around the site (in the mid 19th century) warned my girlfriend to watch me closely. Believe it or not, "those women down by the [Mississippi] river show off their ankles!" Gasp! We had a good time. We showed up late but they kept it open for a little bit longer so we could see the museum. The guy who lives on site was really nice!
  • Love it beutiful wander full place
  • My Favorite place to take friends and family when they come to visit...It is awesome
Nearby Attractions
Visit for 1​h 30​m
Visit for 1​h 30​m