Due to the forecasted Winter Storm Warning the park will be closed to the public on Friday, December 6, to assure the safety of visitors and park staff. An assessment of conditions will be conducted Saturday morning, December 7.
Abraham Lincoln spent 14 formative years of his life, from the ages of 7 to 21, in Indiana . During this period, he grew physically and intellectually into a man. The people he knew here and the things he experienced had a profound influence on his life. His sense of honesty, his belief in the importance of education and learning, his respect for hard work, his compassion for his fellow man, and his moral convictions about right and wrong were all born of this place and this time. The time he spent here helped shape the man that went on to lead the country.
Did You Know?
The Visitor Center was designed to be made out of Indiana materials available in the early 19th century.The handcut limestone came from Bloomington;the state Department of Conservation furnished the native timbers and finished lumber; and the cherry table, chairs, benches,and pews were custom made.