• The First Lincoln Memorial

    Abraham Lincoln Birthplace

    National Historical Park Kentucky

History & Culture

Lincoln's Symbolic Cabin

Born in a single room log cabin on his father's Sinking Spring Farm on Sunday, February 12, 1809, Abraham Lincoln's early years on the Kentucky frontier helped to shape his character and prepare the boy who would grow up to become the sixteenth President of the United States to lead the nation through the tragic and turbulent times of the Civil War. His legacy of liberty and equality remains relevant today and has impacted people around the world.

Did You Know?

Picture of Deed Presentation to the National Park Service for the Knob Creek Farm

The Knob Creek Farm, where the Lincoln family lived from 1811 to 1816, was added to the National Park Service by donation on November 6, 2001. The site was purchased in April 2001 with money raised by the National Park Trust, several organizations in Kentucky, and many others.