Visit a Local Museum

There’s something remarkable about strolling through a museum to see pieces of history preserved for generations to come. To explore information and artifacts depicting how life was lived in another era or in another location.

It’s an honor to be in an area that works diligently to safeguard and share our history. From Abraham Lincoln crossing over the Ohio River and spending 14 years here, to the whimsical town name of Santa Claus, the history here tells a story.

Make plans to explore this destination’s unique past during your next visit.

Three Nearby Museums:

  • Browse hundreds of fascinating artifacts inside Lincoln Pioneer Village & Museum. See a hutch made by Thomas Lincoln, Abraham’s father. Then, venture outside to tour 13 Lincoln-era replica cabins. (Be sure to check seasonal hours of operation.)
  • Learn about the magical town of Santa Claus, Indiana, at the Santa Claus Museum & Village. While you’re there, pose for a photo in front of the 22-foot-tall Santa statue, explore the historic Santa Claus Church, and write a letter to Santa.
  • Walk through the museum inside the Visitors Center at Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial. There, you will learn about Abraham Lincoln’s 14 childhood years in southern Indiana. Don’t miss a chance to get your hands dirty at the Living Historical Farm. The farm provides an opportunity to see, and help, rangers reenacting pioneer activities and chores.

If this area’s history continues to peak your interest, check out our list of all local sights and landmarks here.

This blog post has been updated from May 2017.

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