• 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?

A picture of President Abraham Lincoln

Lincoln was the first president to give national status to Thanksgiving Day. His last proclamation, October 20, 1864, appointed and set “apart the last Thursday of November...to be observed by all…as a day of thanksgiving and praise to Almighty God, the beneficent Creator and Ruler of the universe.”