Lincoln Homestead State Park, Springfield

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#34 of 39 in Nature in Kentucky
Lincoln Homestead State Park is a state park located just north of Springfield, Kentucky in Washington County. The park encompasses, and features both historic buildings and reconstructions associated with Thomas Lincoln, father of President Abraham Lincoln.The two-story Francis Berry House is the only original structure; it was where Nancy Hanks, Abraham's mother, was working as a seamstress and living while being courted by Thomas Lincoln. Thomas is said to have proposed to Nancy by the large fireplace in the cabin.Two other buildings are reconstructions: the "workshop" where Thomas learned blacksmithing and carpentry, and the "Lincoln cabin." The by structure was built on the site of the original Lincoln cabin where Thomas lived with his family as a boy. It is made of 115-year-old logs. The furnishings were made by Thomas Lincoln as an artisan.Captain Abraham Lincoln, the president's grandfather, had moved to the site from Virginia in 1781-2 with his wife Beersheba and their children following the American Revolutionary War. He was killed in May 1786 in an attack by an American Indian. Thomas was saved by his oldest brother Mordecai's shooting the Indian before he could do anything to the boy. Captain Lincoln was buried near the cabin, but the exact location is unknown.
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  • Family learning experience..they have a lot of old cabins. Beautiful scenery all around the park. There is a pavilion for reunions, weddings, cookout and much more..Highly recommend this park. It's gr...  more »
  • Nice little public course. A bit shaggy on the tee boxes. Slow greens and short. Plenty of room to miss the ball. I would play again , but I wouldn't go out of my way to play it. Nice staff! Limited p...  more »
  • Great place to visit. Kids will enjoy as well as adults. It is well maintained, staff is very friendly, beautiful location and only about an hour from Louisville, Lexington and Frankfort. There is als...  more »
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  • In great shape! Fairways in good condition. Greens nice but fast. Had a great time.
  • Ways enjoy visiting here. It is a beautiful area and so peaceful. Visit there, often.
  • Great history stop!!! silly to charge $5 person but really cool to see the cabin.
  • This historical sites was informative and helpful . The warden told me of several other places of interest in the area. The drive off the main road is more than work it. Check Google Earth for my pictures.
  • Nice place to visit, you get some pre-Abraham Lincoln history. If you're on the Lincoln tour this is the place to stop before you go to his birthplace at Hodgensville.

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