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Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park

2995 Lincoln Farm Road, Hodgenville, KY 42748, USA

The American Civil War was one of the most pivotal events in the history of the United States. The preservation of the nation fell to the newly elected sixteenth President from Illinois, Abraham Lincoln. Born in a one room log cabin near Hodgen's Mill, Kentucky on February 12, 1809, it was his early formative years in Kentucky between 1809 - 1816 that helped mold the boy into the man that came to be the savior of the nation. Established as a National Park in 1916, Abraham Lincoln National Historic Site preserves the early years of Lincoln's life with the enshrinement of a "symbolic" cabin in a neo-classic Memorial Building on the site where he was born.


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From Louisville: I-65 South to exit 91. Take Hwy 61 East to Hodgenville. Follow the signs to the park. From Nashville: I-65 North to exit 81. Take Hwy 84 East to Hodgenville. Follow the signs to the park. From Lexington: Bluegrass Parkway West to exit 21. Take Hwy 31-E South to Hodgenville. Follow the signs to the park. From Paducah: Western Kentucky Parkway East to Elizabethtown. Take Hwy 61 East to Hodgenville. Follow the signs to the park.

Visitor Services

Handicap accessible rest rooms, handicap accessibility to all park sites, gift shop and picnic area.

Regular Events

Sunday before the Monday holiday in January: Martin Luther King's birthday; February 12: Lincoln's birthday; September: Constitutional Week; second weekend in October: Lincoln Days Festival

Available Interpretation

Interpretation of site through introductory video, Visitor Center exhibits, wayside exhibits, ranger led tours and trails.

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Admission Fee



Memorial Day - Labor Day 8:00 A.M. - 6:45 P.M. EDT; Remainder of year 8:00 A.M. - 4:45 P.M. EDT; Closed: on Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years Day



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