Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial

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3027 East South Street Lincoln City, IN 7552

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(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. Experience a Lincoln handwriting exhibit where visitors can transform their message into Abraham Lincoln’s handwriting and even mail a postcard out from Lincoln’s Indiana Boyhood Home. 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 117 reviews

Experience Lincoln

5 Reviewed 07-14-16

Well maintained area that provides great information on Lincoln's time in Indiana. Very nice area, with a terrific visitors center. There is a walk to see the cemetery and cabins, but it allows a... Read More

Interesting deep dive into Lincoln's Childhood

4 Reviewed 07-05-16

Like most National Memorials, this one is well maintained, has a solid visitors center and interesting exhibits. What sets the Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial apart is the superior docent staff... Read More

Ok I suppose.

3 Reviewed 07-02-16

It was a mildly interesting stop. Mostly stopped to find souvenirs for my dad since Lincoln is his favorite president. Ok gift shop with some neat things. The park ranger chick could stand to be a... Read More

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