Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial

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3027 East South Street Lincoln City, IN 47552

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(812) 937-4541

Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial is dedicated to one of America’s greatest presidents. Visit the site where Abraham spent his childhood. Lincoln and his family 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.

Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial is the state of Indiana’s Best Historic Destination in Indiana!

The story of the Mr. Lincoln’s 14 formative years in Indiana springs to life at the Living Historical Farm. Futhermore, visitors learn about young Abe in the museum and film, and along the park’s scenic trails.

Explore the Visitor Center. Inside, find two Memorial Halls, a museum with a variety of exhibits, and an orientation film. Browse the bookstore with books, pioneer toys, Abe Lincoln hats, and other educational items.

Take a quiet walk up the wooded Lincoln Boyhood Trail. Visit the grave site of Abraham Lincoln’s mother, Nancy Hanks Lincoln. And, check out 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. Visitors will explore a cabin, outbuildings, and split rail fences. Furthermore, animals, gardens, and field crops entertain guests of all ages. In addition, rangers in period clothing perform a variety of activities typical to those of the 1820s.

The farm grounds are open year round. And the farm is staffed from mid-April through September. The Living Historical Farm is located inside the Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial.

Find the national park on Highway 162 across from Lincoln State Park in Lincoln City.

Click here to see this month’s hours of operation for local attractions and restaurants.

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Based on 172 reviews

Travel in the footsteps of Young Lincoln

5 Reviewed 07-08-18

The museum and park are great stops in Southern Indiana. The 15 minute video, narrated by Leonard Nimoy, was a good depiction of Lincoln in Indiana. The trail was nice to walk with no issues. The... Read More

Wear comfortable shoes and bring snacks

5 Reviewed 07-05-18

First a tip: Wear comfortable shoes and bring snacks. This is an awesome memorial and you will walk at over a mile in total to take the minimum tour. There is no where to get snacks for kids so... Read More

Wonderful piece of history, free to all

5 Reviewed 06-30-18

The friendly, mostly volunteer staff explained the lay of the land to us upon arriving. We watched an excellent short video about Lincoln's time in Indiana prior to taking in the rest of the... Read More

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