The First Lincoln Memorial
For over a century people from around the world have come to rural Central Kentucky to honor the humble beginnings of our 16th president, Abraham Lincoln. His early life on Kentucky's frontier shaped his character and prepared him to lead the nation through Civil War. The country's first memorial to Lincoln, built with donations from young and old, enshrines the symbolic birthplace cabin.
Did You Know?
Abraham Lincoln’s birthplace became a National Park in 1916. It was donated on July 17, 1916, to the federal government by the Lincoln Farm Association, which established the site. At that time it was known as the Abraham Lincoln National Park.