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Abraham Lincoln Boyhood Home at Knob Creek

Route 31E, Knob Creek Farm, Hodgenville, KY
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Paso Robles, California
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Yes, it is a replica log cabin. But all about it is real including the construction and the split rail fence around the area. How unique to stand on the same ground Lincoln did as a boy. How unique to put into perspective the land, creek and two mile trek to school. I could see the young boy sitting against... More

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Bloomingdale, Indiana
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

We loved this place. It was small; but just knowing that this is where Abraham Lincoln helped his father as a child was awesome. The scenery was amazing. Pictures we took didn't do the place justice. We had a great time!

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Toronto
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120 reviews 120 reviews
38 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

His family lived on this site from when he was 2 to 7. There is nothing here that connects in anyway to Lincoln.

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Santa Maria, California
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38 reviews 38 reviews
14 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

I liked that you could go in the cabin and the two rangers were very chatty and helpful. They answered our questions and gave us further info. Good for a short stop on the Lincoln adventure.

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South Jersey
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91 reviews 91 reviews
60 attraction reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Stopped here after visiting the Lincoln Birthplace. There isn't much here in the way of information (for that, go to the nearby birthplace first, the video will get you up to speed). The ranger at the cabin was very nice, he told us about the cabin and made a fuss over our two year old and our infant. We walked... More

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Bedford, Indiana
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33 reviews 33 reviews
9 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

I loved the beautiful landscaping of this monumental place. Knob Creek was down so we were able to take a short hike in the creek bed. The Rangers were very helpful & shared with us lots of information!

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Binghamton, New York
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42 reviews 42 reviews
27 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Its a log cabin.....thats really all you need to know. The tavern is currently closed with no plans of opening soon, so pretty much all there is to see is a log cabin and a dried up creek. Its not even the real home Lincoln grew up in, it was a cabin owned by friends of the Lincoln family that... More

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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158 reviews 158 reviews
60 attraction reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

According to the National Park Service brochure, this historic sight is staffed five days a week from Thursday to Monday. If you go there any other time, there is really nothing to see other than a locked cabin that resembles the boyhood home of Lincoln during his early years, and supposedly an old tavern building, also locked. We stopped to... More

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Carmel, Indiana
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109 reviews 109 reviews
44 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

at this location, you can see where lincoln lived from age 2-7, and the creek he almost drowned in. This location is approximately 109 miles from the birth site monument.

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Redlands, CA
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28 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Lincoln's boyhood home at knob creek was on the way to the birthplace. He lived there until age 7. There was a very nice volunteer ranger that gave us information and told a few stories about Lincoln during that time in his life. You could walk down to the creek he played in and imagine what life would have been... More

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