"There I Grew Up..."  A. Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln grew from youth to manhood on this southern Indiana soil.  Many character and moral traits of one of the world's most respected leaders was formed and nurtured here.  Explore Lincoln's boyhood and learn about the boy who would one day become the leader of our nation.

Log cabin and split rail fence all covered with snow.

Farm in the Winter

In the winter the farm is an exhibit in place. Visitors can see the layout of the 1820s farm while browsing the site where Lincoln grew up.

Family hiking a park trail.

Top 10 Tips for Visiting Lincoln Boyhood

Here are some tips that will help you plan a fun and memorable visit to the site where Abraham Lincoln grew up.

Woman standing in a tree lined clearing next to a split-rail fence, looking at a wayside exhibit.

Be Prepared Before You Visit

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Man in pioneer clothing writing on chalkboard teaching 8 young kids


Browse our curriculum materials for your own at home classroom.

Gravesite of text Nancy Hanks Lincoln, mother of President Lincoln died October 5 AD 1818 Aged 35 yr

History and Culture

Learn about the people and places of the fourteen years Abraham Lincoln lived in frontier Indiana.

Log cabin and smokehouse surrounded by trees with brown leaves and blue sky

Photos & More

Virtually visit the park through the photo gallery.

Memorial marking the site of one of the Lincoln Cabins

Cabin Site Memorial

A bronze casting of sill logs and fireplace hearthstones symbolizes a cabin that the Lincolns began building in 1829.

Memorial to Abraham Lincoln and his family

Memorial Building with Sculptured Panels

The Memorial Building is Indiana's effort to memorialize Abraham Lincoln. Completed in 1943, it was built in the spirit of Indiana in 1816.

Last updated: December 18, 2021

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3027 East South Street
PO Box 1816

Lincoln City , IN 47552


812 937-4541

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