• Memorial Visitor Center

    Lincoln Boyhood

    National Memorial Indiana

Nature & Science

Click here to learn more about the plants, animals, and other wildlife we have in our park.


Tufted Titmouse


In addition to exploring all the wonderful history of where Abraham Lincoln grew up, Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial is also a great place to experience the natural environment where Lincoln was a boy. Last year, our spring bird survey found 42 species of birds living in the park, 12 of which are breeding species of continental importance. See the full report for more information.

Did You Know?

President Kennedy signing the act

Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial was the first national park established in Indiana. President John F. Kennedy signed the act authorizing the establishment of the park on February 19, 1962.