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Lincoln Homestead State Park, Springfield
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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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  • We had a little extra time on our way to Maker's Mark distillery, so decided to stop at the Lincoln Homestead state park. You can take a guided tour - or just wander through the buildings yourself. On...  more »
  • There is a replica of Thomas Lincoln's boyhood cabin built on the original site with some furniture he actually made. Also the original cabin Nancy Hanks lived in is there also although it has been mo...  more »
  • There is a small fee to look at the houses. They are well preserved and interesting. The Park attendant gives you a little history lesson before you walk through the grounds. He let us know who built ...  more »
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  • 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.
  • Little history. Friendly people and a nice golf course
  • Interesting place.
  • Gorgeous place. It is nice to see our historical places being preserved. A peaceful little setting and just an all around great place to visit!