Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial

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3027 East South Street Lincoln City, IN 47552

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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 131 reviews

Lincoln's boyhood home in IN!

5 Reviewed 09-16-16

In my opinion this is the best representative of Lincoln's childhood. He lived here from the ages of 7 ( when the family came here from KY) to 21 (when the family moved on to IL). I have not seen the... Read More

he sure was an amazing young man, interesting site to visit

4 Reviewed 08-29-16

walked both of the trails here, the stone trail would be the one to choose it has different stones from places he stayed at and had a part in, the other trail was kinda boring for me, it had some... Read More

Lots of history!

5 Reviewed 08-27-16

Museum and short movie about Abe Lincoln..very interesting. The grave site of his mother and the history of there life and how he became president! I would recommend staying at Lincoln State Park and... Read More

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