Abraham Lincoln Birthplace NHP Announces Temporary Closing of Birthplace Picnic Pavilion
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?
Abraham Lincoln is buried in Springfield, Illinois in the Oak Ridge Cemetery. With the exception of his eldest son Robert Todd, who is buried in Arlington National Cemetery, Mary Todd, and the Lincoln children are buried in Springfield as well.