• The First Lincoln Memorial

    Abraham Lincoln Birthplace

    National Historical Park Kentucky

Goods & Services

Emergencies and First Aid

911 emergency service call system is available in area. Minor first aid is available in the Visitor Center or Ranger Station. Nearest full service hospital is about 17 miles from the park in Elizabethtown, Kentucky.

Lost and Found

Check with the information desk inside the Visitor Center at the Birthplace Unit for all lost and/or found items.

Books and Gifts

Eastern National operates a book and gift shop inside the Visitor Center at the Birthplace Unit. Purchases may also be made online at

Alcohol and/or Drug Policy

Alcohol and/or drugs are not allowed on park property at any time.

Abraham Lincoln Birthplace Unit

Visitor Center

Start your tour here.

Open - Labor Day through Memorial Day: 8:00 am - 4:45 pm (ET) Memorial Day through Labor Day: 8:00 am - 6:45 pm (ET)

Closed - Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year's Day
Phone - (270) 358-3137

Information - Park brochures, directions around the park, and local information

Exhibits - Original Lincoln Family Bible, Lincoln Overview (featuring Genealogy, Birthplace, and Boyhood Home at Knob Creek information), Pioneer Life (featuring Tools, Cookware, and Furniture), Boundary Oak Interactive (featuring Lincoln and U.S. Timeline), and much more

Special Programs - Abraham Lincoln: The Kentucky Years, a 15 minute film shows every 30 minutes on the hour and half hour

Available Facilities - Water fountain, restrooms, information desk, and weather reports

Abraham Lincoln Boyhood Home Unit at Knob Creek

Ranger Station

Start your tour here.

Open daylight hours year-round

Interpretive staff available as follows:

Saturday and Sunday only beginning 1st Saturday in April until Memorial Day: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm (ET)

Thursday through Monday, Memorial Day through Labor Day: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (ET) Phone - (502) 549-3741

Saturday and Sunday only after Labor Day until October 30

Information - Park brochures, directions around the park, and local information

Special Programs - Radio interpretive message on AM 1540

Exhibits - Wayside exhibits

Available Facilities - Restrooms (in separate building)

There are no commercial Goods or Services (other than the bookstore) available at either park unit. There are a variety of restaurants available in the immediate area. Motels, campgrounds, and a wider variety of restaurants are available in Elizabethtown, KY (15 miles) or Bardstown, KY (28 miles).

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.