Nature & Science
Click here to learn more about the plants, animals, and other wildlife we have in our park.
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?
The towering 120-foot tall flagpole was originally placed in the island in the center of the plaza and was formally dedicated on July 12, 1931. It was later moved to its present location in 1944.