• The First Lincoln Memorial

    Abraham Lincoln Birthplace

    National Historical Park Kentucky

Places To Go

Abraham Lincoln Birthplace Unit

Visitor Center - Information, exhibits, movie and book store

Memorial Building - Symbolic Cabin and information

Sinking Spring - Water source for the Lincoln Family

Site of Boundary Oak Tree - White oak tree used for survey marker as early as 1805

Hiking Trails - Boundary Oak Trail and Big Sink Trail (Picnic Area).

Picnic Area and Pavilion - Across the main road from park entrance

Abraham Lincoln Boyhood Home Unit

Ranger Station - Information (Summer weekends only)

Knob Creek - Water source for the Lincoln family

Hiking Trail - Overlook Trail or hike along the creek where young Abraham and friends used to work and play

Picnic Area - Enjoy a picnic

For more information see Visitor Centers and Picnic Policy.

Did You Know?

Picture of Deed Presentation to the National Park Service for the Knob Creek Farm

The Knob Creek Farm, where the Lincoln family lived from 1811 to 1816, was added to the National Park Service by donation on November 6, 2001. The site was purchased in April 2001 with money raised by the National Park Trust, several organizations in Kentucky, and many others.