"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.

Park rangers in period clothing demonstrate farm life with historic tools and techniques.

Re-created 1820s homestead

The homestead is typical of the of the 1820s. It is located on four of the original 160 acres owned by Thomas Lincoln.

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.

Kid showing Junior Rangers badges on his hat

For Kids

Suggestions for young visitors and their families

School group meeting ranger at the Living Historical Farm.

For Teachers

Find lesson plans, professional development opportunities, and how you can have a park ranger visit your classroom.

Visitors walking their dog on a park trail.

Hiking in Lincoln Boyhood

Walk in Lincoln's footsteps as you explore where he grew up.

Last updated: December 6, 2018

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Mailing Address:

3027 East South Street
PO Box 1816

Lincoln City, IN 47552


(812) 937-4541

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