Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial

4.5
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating (Based on 199 reviews)
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.

4.5
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Based on 199 reviews

Peaceful and educational

5 Reviewed 06-26-19

Our family has now been to every place that Lincoln ever lived for an extended period of time. This was on our list, and I'm glad we finally got here. A beautiful area, and just thinking of Abraham... Read More


Interesting building date

3 Reviewed 06-22-19

This monument to Lincoln was most interesting to me as it was a time capsule. It was build in 1943 and very little was changed since then. I wouldn't recommend you drive far out-of-your-way to see... Read More


Nice Park, Friendly Staff

5 Reviewed 06-10-19

Great little national memorial. The ranger/volunteer was very informative and provided easy to follow maps. The interpreters at the living history farm were helpful and friendly. Read More


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