Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial
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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Great MovieReviewed 03-21-17
The movie at the visitors' center was excellent. I learned a lot about President Lincoln's boyhood and adolescent years. It was wonderful to hear that his mother, stepmother and father were all... Read More
Great View of Lincoln's Earlier YearsReviewed 12-28-16
As a Social Studies teacher, I'm never disappointed by the many historical sites managed by NPS. I can't believe this is my first visit here, but all I can say is, "Check it out!" It's off-season so... Read More
Great place to explore Lincoln's early yearsReviewed 11-18-16
I really didn't know what to expect when I stopped here kind of on a whim while passing through the area. Boy was I surprised that I ended up spending about three hours walking the trails and... Read More
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What is the Living Historical Farm? Every April, the Living Historical Farm springs back to life, offering a first-hand look into the 1800s when Abraham …
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