About 200,000 people per year make the journey to visit the birthplace of the 16th President of the United States, Abraham Lincoln. His impact and legacy continue to resonate around the world. The information in this section of the park's website will allow for planning a visit to Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park. A successful visit begins with successful planning.
Here are some things one might want to know before visiting the park. Please look at the other links provided in the Plan Your Visit section for additional information.
Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park
- The site is located in the Eastern Time Zone
- Sturdy footwear is recommended for hiking trails
- There are no public telephones located within the park
- For preservation of park resources, no indoor flash photography is permitted
- Groups should call for reservations
- Call for park closures due to inclement weather
- Call for seasonal changes in hours of operation
- Mosquitoes, ticks, and poison ivy are common from mid-spring through mid-fall
- Climate: Summers are hot and humid. Winters are moderately cold with mixed precipitation. Layers of clothing are recommended for fall and winter
- Visits are self-guided from Labor Day to Memorial Day
- Ranger led tours are available from Memorial Day until Labor Day
- Allow one hour plus to visit the park