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Abraham Lincoln Boyhood Home at Knob Creek

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Address: Route 31E, Knob Creek Farm, Hodgenville, KY
Phone Number: 2703583137
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We arrived too late to do anything at the visitor's center, but we were able to walk around the farm area. There is a small period farm with costumed characters giving... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed August 16, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

We arrived too late to do anything at the visitor's center, but we were able to walk around the farm area. There is a small period farm with costumed characters giving demonstrations and talking about Lincoln's life. It was interesting, but small. I wouldn't make a whole day of it, but it is worth the visit. You can see the... More 

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Merrill, Wisconsin
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

We "attempted" to visit the Knob Creek Boyhood Home of Abraham Lincoln, however, the area is under construction and the adjacent building, next to the cabin, is under-going renovation. (This happened to be the 7th of July). A bit of a disappointment after traveling 600-plus miles! The Lincoln family lived at Knob Creek from 1811 to 1816, at which time... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Lincoln's earliest memories are of this Farm. He lived here between ages 2-7. He once was almost drowned here in rampaging Knob Creek, saved by his next door neighbour and playmate, Austin Gollaher. The Lincoln family cabin was torn down in the 19th century. But the cabin there now is the original Gollaher family cabin, having been moved here from... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

At this time it is under renovations and is closed to the public. The entire site is not open at this time. However, the birthplace is open a few miles down the road for viewing.

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Beverly Shores, Indiana
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Closed when we went to visit. Parking lot is all torn up and they are doing "renovations" this summer. We also found out from the birth site area that this was also a mistaken cabin touted to be Lincoln's, but was a neighbor's cabin instead.

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Tompkinsville, Kentucky, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

To enter into a cabin where someone from long ago stayed as a child and to see the creek and land where he played and farmed at was amazing and for my child to enjoy and learn something also was also great.

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Denver, Colorado
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Since we were in the area, visiting Abe Lincolns Birthplace, we thought we'd go a few miles down the road to visit his childhood home at Knob Creek. TRAVELERS BEWARE.......park is closed for unknown length of time....so better check the web site first! Since I live over a thousand miles away, I won't have an opportunity to visit this place... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Surprised that Lincoln once lived in Indiana. Loved all the history on the walking tour and they also showed a film at the reception center

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Western New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We drove by in February 2015. This looks like it would be an interesting place to visit, but it is closed to visitors for most or all of 2015 while it undergoes renovation. Put it on yout list for a visit next year.

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Coatesville, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Love Abraham Lincoln and family home was exactly what I expected it to be. If you like history go and enjoy..

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