Things To Do
Start your journey at the Memorial Visitor Center. The building was designed with two halls and a connecting cloister. The Memorial Court features five sculpted panels marking significant periods in the life of Abraham Lincoln. Watch the 15 minute orientation film and walk through the newly renovated museum. The park's orientation film is open captioned and assistive listening devices are also available. A printed version of the museum display text is currently available. An audio description of the museum will be available soon.
Then begin walking on the trail to see the tallest flagpole in Indiana and pause to see the Pioneer Cemetery where Nancy Hanks Lincoln is buried.
Continue to the Cabin Site Memorial, the site of what is believed to have been the third Lincoln cabin. The Lincoln Living Historical Farm is a re-created pioneer homestead with a cabin, outbuildings, split rail fences, farm animals, vegetable and herb gardens and field crops. Rangers in period clothing perform a variety of activities typical of the 1820 era.
Ask the ranger at the front desk for assistance with accessibility needs.
Did You Know?
The memorial landscape design was conceived of by noted landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted, Jr. He envisioned a memorial of strength and simplicity, sentiment and reason. He wanted the memorial to remain simple, so as not to overwhelm the "familiar associations" of the area with the Lincolns.