• The First Lincoln Memorial

    Abraham Lincoln Birthplace

    National Historical Park Kentucky

Activities

BIRTHPLACE UNIT

  • Self-guided and informal ranger led introductory tours of the Visitor Center
  • A fifteen (15) minute movie, "Lincoln: The Kentucky Years" shown every thirty (30) minutes on the hour and half hour
  • Self-guided tour of park grounds, including the Memorial Building and Sinking Spring
  • Hike the Big Sink Trail approximately one (1) mile, adjacent to the picnic area, with wayside exhibits available to interpret points of interest, brochures available at Visitor Center or take a stroll along the three tenths (.3) mile Boundary Oak Trail, adjacent to the Boundary Oak Site
  • Picnic using one of the eighteen (18) picnic tables with accompanying grills situated on concrete pads; a covered pavilion is available on site if needed
  • Bird and wildlife watching, check with Information Desk for best times and places


BOYHOOD HOME UNIT AT KNOB CREEK

  • Staffed Friday, Saturday, and Sunday 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM from Memorial Day until Labor Day
  • Hike the strenuous three (3) mile Overlook Trail for a panoramic view of the valley, brochures available at Ranger Station or Visitor Center
  • Walk along Knob Creek, through wooded areas or across fields where a young Abraham Lincoln played, toiled and learned. Picnic using one of the eight (8) picnic tables situated on a concrete pad
  • Bird and wildlife watching

Did You Know?

Picture of writer and Lincoln Farm Association Board member Samuel Clemens

Samuel Clemens (Mark Twain) was a part of the Lincoln Farm Association Board of Trustees. There were 28 board members total. Some other prominent figures on the board included Ida Tarbell, Augustus Saint-Gaudens, Richard Lloyd Jones, and Robert Collier.