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?
The Memorial Building was completed in 1911. Design work on the building started in 1907. President William Howard Taft gave the dedication address on November 9, 1911. He was also a member of the Lincoln Farm Association Board of Trustees.