Birthplace Unit

Explore Abraham Lincoln's Birthplace

For over a century people from around the world have come to rural Central Kentucky to honor the humble beginnings of our 16th president, Abraham Lincoln. You can visit the place Abraham Lincoln was born, and step inside the Memorial Building which houses the Symbolic Cabin. Journey to the Sinking Spring - a land feature that the Lincoln family would have interacted with as their water source.

The First Lincoln Memorial in spring
View The First Lincoln Memorial

View the Memorial Building and the Symbolic Birth Cabin of Abraham Lincoln.

Visitor center from outside
Visitor Center

Visit the Birthplace Unit Visitor Center to watch the park film, view exhibits, and to learn more about the park.

The Sinking Spring was the water source for the Lincoln family
The Sinking Spring

Visit the water source for the Lincoln family and the feature from which the farm received its name.

Large tree
Site of the Boundary Oak

In December 1808, Thomas Lincoln, bought the farm. The tree served as a boundary marker and survey point for determining the property lines.



The Birthplace Unit of the park is located approximately 2 miles south of the town of Hodgenville on U.S. Highway 31E South. The Boyhood Home Unit at Knob Creek is located approximately 10 miles northeast of the Birthplace Unit of the park.

Last updated: September 18, 2022

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2995 Lincoln Farm Road
Hodgenville, KY 42748


270 358-3137

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