"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.

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Park Superintendent Rhonda Schier provides a welcome at the Pioneer Cemetery at the beginning announcing our virtual 98th Lincoln Day program. Following the Welcome is a song presented by the Heritage Hills High School Patriot Elite Choir, presentation of the colors and wreaths at the grave of Nancy Hanks Lincoln by the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War, eulogy presented by Steven Zehr, recitation of My Childhood Home by Abraham Lincoln, and message by James Hevron.

Man in black jacket and jeans walking on a snow covered trail next to split rail fence

Good Fun/Good Health

Looking forward to winter hiking? Bundle up and hit the park trails and get a dose of the good fun and good health of outdoor exercise.

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

Education

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: November 12, 2022

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3027 East South Street
PO Box 1816

Lincoln City , IN 47552

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812 937-4541

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