• The First Lincoln Memorial

    Abraham Lincoln Birthplace

    National Historical Park Kentucky

Visitor Centers

Abraham Lincoln Birthplace Unit

Visitor Center

Start your tour here

Open – January 1 through May 26: 8:00 am - 4:45 pm (ET)

May 27 through September 2: 8:00 am - 6:45 pm (ET)

September 3 through December 31: 8:00 am - 4:45 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

Educational Bookstore – Books, pins, postcards, magnets, clothing apparel, coloring books, and much more

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

Abraham Lincoln Boyhood Home at Knob Creek

Ranger Station

Start your tour here

Grounds open daylight hours year-round

Interpretive staff available as follows:

Friday, Saturday, and Sunday only beginning May 27 through September 2: 8:30 am-4:30 pm (ET)

Phone – (502) 549-3741

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)

Fireplace inside Symbolic Cabin located in Memorial Building

Did You Know?

A picture of the landscape and split rail fence at the Boyhood Home Unit at Knob Creek

Abraham Lincoln’s Birthplace was transferred to the National Park Service in 1933. The site was administered by the former Department of War from 1916 to 1933.