Schedule of Events for 2016


New Year's Day
- Friday, January 1
Park is closed for the holiday

Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday - Monday, January 18


Abraham Lincoln Birthday - Friday, February 12

A wreath laying ceremony will be conducted by park staff at 10:00 A.M. EST to honor the

207th birthday of Abraham Lincoln


National Park Day - Saturday, March 26


Junior Ranger Day - Saturday, April 18

National Park Week - April 16 - 24

An annual Presidential proclaimed week for the celebration and recognition of your National Parks


Memorial Day - Monday, May 30
Park will go to summer schedule and be open daily from 8 AM until 6:45 PM EDT

Interpretive programs given daily, check with information desk for times and location.

Lincoln Boyhood Home at Knob Creek will be staffed daily from 8:30 AM until 4:30 PM EDT


Independence Day - Monday, July 4. The park will host a day event with living historian Joe Wiegand as President Theodore Roosevelt at the park and an evening event at the Historic State Theater in Elizabethtown, Kentucky at 6:30 P.M. EDT.

Saturday and Sunday, July 16 and 17, the park will host a weekend event to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the park's existence. Living historians portraying four Presidents - Theodore Roosevelt, William H. Taft, Franklin D. Roosevelt and Dwight D. Eisenhower - who visited the park in the past as well as Abraham Lincoln and Lincoln Farm Association Board Member Samuel Clemens will be in attendance. Events will be held throughout the weekend with a special anniversary ceremony and celebration to be held on Saturday, July 16 at 1:00 P.M. EDT.


Founders Day - Thursday, August 25

The National Park Service was created on this date in 1916. Founders Day is an opportunity for parks to show our pride, connect with our visitors, and reflect on the importance ofthe National Park Service mission

Saturday and Sunday, August 27 and 28, the park will host an event to observe the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service. Living historian portraying President Woodrow Wilson, who signed the Organic Act that created the National Park Service, and the park's Enabling Legislation will be on hand to meet and talk with visitors. A re-enactment of the signing of the park's Enabling Legislation and Organic Act will be held beginning at 2:00 P.M. EDT.


Labor Day - Monday, September 5

Park will go to winter schedule and be open daily from 8 AM until 4:30 PM ET.

Walk Through Lincoln's Life - September 7 and 8

An educational curriculum based event for school children and adults. The public is invited

U. S. Constitution Week - Monday, September 12

Marks the anniversary of the U. S. Constitution being written, signed and approved in 1787

Public Lands Day - Saturday, September 24

Is the nation's largest hands-on volunteer effort to improve and enhance the public lands that Americans enjoy


Veterans Day - Friday, November 11

Thanksgiving Day - Thursday, November 24

Park is closed for the holiday


Christmas Day - Sunday, December 25
Park is closed for the holiday


All events listed will take place at the Birthplace Unit on US 31E three miles
south of Hodgenville, KY. The park operates on Eastern Time.

The Boyhood Home Unit at Knob Creek is located on US 31E six miles north of Hodgenville, KY.

For additional information call (270) 358-3137.

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

2995 Lincoln Farm Road
Hodgenville, KY 42748


(270) 358-3137

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