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.
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?
In 1900, Robert Todd Lincoln gave $1000 for the care of his grandmother’s grave. This stimulated the Spencer County to appropriate $800 for the purchase of 16 acres surrounding the gravesite. This eventually led to the establishment of Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial.