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.
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?
Each of the sculptured panels on the exterior of the Memorial Visitor Center was carved from solid 10 ton blocks of limestone that measure 8 feet tall by 13 ½ feet wide.