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    Lincoln Boyhood

    National Memorial Indiana

Outdoor Activities

trail to cabin

Here you have the opportunity to walk on the same ground that Abraham Lincoln did when he was a boy growing into a man. "There I grew up..." Abraham Lincoln wrote these words in reference to his southern Indiana home.

There are over 2 miles of hiking trails in the park. The Lincoln Boyhood Trail connects the Pioneer Cemetery to the Living Historical Farm. The Trail of Twelve Stones begins at the Living Historical Farm and ends near the pioneer cemetery. The two trails form a loop of about one mile. The Boyhood Nature Trail loops about one mile through the woods north of the Living Historical Farm.

Did You Know?

Member of the Civilian Conservation Corps

Much of the early development of the park was done in the 1930s by members of the Civilian Conservation Corps.One of its most notable accomplishments was the excavation of the Lincoln cabin hearthstones.Pictures of the stones and articles on the discovery appeared in numerous newspapers in 1934.