• The First Lincoln Memorial

    Abraham Lincoln Birthplace

    National Historical Park Kentucky

Abraham Lincoln Birthplace NHP Announces Temporary Closing of Birthplace Picnic Pavilion

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Date: July 19, 2012
Contact: William Justice, 270-358-3137

Hodgenville - The picnic pavilion at the Birthplace Unit of Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park has been closed to public use until further notice. This closure includes the pavilion as well as the grills located next to it. The closure does not affect the restroom, parking, or the rest of the picnic area.

The closure is due to structural issues found by park staff. The park staff will be conducting a closer examination of the pavilion structure to determine its condition and evaluate possible solutions.

While the pavilion is closed the picnic tables that were inside of it will be relocated within the picnic area.

For more information about Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park, visit www.nps.gov/abli.

Did You Know?

Picture of State Historic Marker 1115 about LaRue County, KY

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.