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.
Lincoln's Boyhood Home at Knob Creek
The Lincoln family lived at Knob Creek for five years, furnishing Abraham his "earliest memories" before moving to Spencer County, Indiana in 1816.Read More
Trading Cards for Kids
Discover more than 500 stories about America's journey from the Civil War to Civil Rights. View online or visit this park to collect your own copies.Read More
Follow Us on Facebook
The national historical park uses Facebook to keep visitors up-to-date on programs, special events, and other important occurances.Read More
Volunteering at the Park
Be part of the daily operations of the park and learn new skills by volunteering at the park. Opportunities are available in many areas of the park.Read More
Junior Ranger Program
Gain knowledge about the Lincoln family in Kentucky by completing the Junior Ranger Booklet while at the park and receive a Junior Ranger Badge.Read More
Historic surroundings and magnificent views await hikers along the trails of the park giving an insight into early pioneer life in Central Kentucky.Read More
Planning a family picnic? Designated picnic areas at both units of the park offer historic surroundings in which to enjoy a family outing.Read More
Did You Know?
The Sinking Spring Farm, where Abraham Lincoln was born, was once a part of Hardin County, Kentucky. Later county boundaries changed as LaRue County was formed, which now encompasses Lincoln’s birthplace.