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Kentucky

Hodgenville - Abraham Lincoln's Birthplace

Hodgenville
Three miles south of Hodgenville you will find the Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Site along US31E and SR61. Abraham Lincoln was born on February 12, 1809.

Lincoln spent only his first 2 years here on the Sinking Spring Farm. These days you can visit a replica of the home.
The Visitor Center shows a documentary movie about his childhood on the farm and displays an exhibit: Abraham Lincoln - his years in Kentucky.

Both the Birthplace Unit and the Boyhood Home Unit at Knob Creek DO NOT charge an admission fee.
The hours of operation do vary, so please check them on the Park's website (see link below).

Available Activities are: An 18 minute movie, Ranger led programs, hiking, and much more are available between the two sites. Be sure to note times and seasonal offerings when applicable.

Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Site was established by the Lincoln Farm Association in the early 1900s. The site was donated to the federal government and became a national park on July 17, 1916. At that time it was called the Abraham Lincoln National Park.
The Boyhood Home Unit at Knob Creek was established by the Howard Family in the 1930s. It stayed within the family until it was added to the national park system on November 6, 2001 by donation. It is currently administered by the Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Site.

The reason for establishing this National Historic Site was to preserve and conserve the birthplace of Abraham Lincoln, the sixteenth President of the United States, while perpetuating his memory.
The Boyhood Home Unit at Knob Creek was established to preserve and conserve the childhood, ages 2 to 7, home of President Abraham Lincoln.

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