Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial

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3027 East South Street Lincoln City, IN 47552

Contact Information

(812) 937-4541

Visit the site where Abraham Lincoln spent his childhood and learn about the lives of the Lincoln family, who lived here in a pioneer community from 1816 to 1830. This National Park offers a glimpse into the young pioneer life of our 16th president.

The story of the Civil War era president’s 14 formative years in Indiana springs to life at the Living Historical Farm, in the museum and film, and along the park’s scenic trails.

The Visitor Center features two Memorial Halls, a museum with a variety of exhibits, and an orientation film. Books, pioneer toys, Abe Lincoln hats, and other educational materials are available for purchase in the bookstore.

Take a peaceful walk up the wooded Lincoln Boyhood Trail to the gravesite of Abraham Lincoln’s mother, Nancy Hanks Lincoln, and to the Cabin Site Memorial during a self-guided walking tour.

Living Historical Farm

The Living Historical Farm is a re-created and working pioneer homestead with a cabin, outbuildings, split rail fences, animals, gardens, and field crops. Rangers in period clothing perform a variety of activities typical to those of the 1820s. Grounds are open year round and the farm is staffed from mid-April through September. The Living Historical Farm, in the Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial, is located on Highway 162 across from Lincoln State Park in Lincoln City.

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TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Based on 151 reviews

National Park stop

4 Reviewed 09-13-17

The Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial is one of the less impressive historic sites. It is a pay park. $10 per family. It consists of a small museum the with two wings and an outside park area where... Read More

Nice Surprise

5 Reviewed 09-04-17

We decided to hike to the Lincoln Boyhood National Monument during our stay at the campground. We expected a quick stop on our hike, but it turned into our whole afternoon. The staff was very... Read More

Take a walk

5 Reviewed 09-03-17

I am on a solo road trip stopping at as many national parks as possible. This one has been on my radar for quite some time. Impressive visitor center, beautiful ground and a legacy that is... Read More

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