Nature & Science
Abraham Lincoln Birthplace NHP was established to commemorate the site on which Abraham Lincoln was born, but over the years the Park Service's responsibility has expanded to caring for the natural environment at the Birthplace Unit and the Lincoln Boyhood Home Unit at Knob Creek.
Visitors at each of these sites have an opportunity to experience the pristine waters of Sinking Spring and Knob Creek, view the varied wildlife and hike amid the hardwood forests of Central Kentucky.
The park is part of the Cumberland Piedmont Network which consists of 14 parks with diverse cultural and natural resources distributed across seven states and six different physiographic regions.
Did You Know?
Abraham Lincoln had a stepmother and stepsiblings. A little over one year after his mother Nancy died, his father, Thomas, married Sarah Bush Johnston, a widow from Elizabethtown, Kentucky. She had two girls and one boy.