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Abraham Lincoln Boyhood Home at Knob Creek

Route 31E, Knob Creek Farm, Hodgenville, KY
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Binghamton, New York
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29 reviews 29 reviews
20 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

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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32 helpful votes 32 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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36 helpful votes 36 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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014 via mobile

As others have said there isn't much here. But if you have been to the birthplace it will make a lot more sense. If you have read about Lincoln's early life it will also take on more meaning. It is a great stop to pass through on the way to Bardstown. A great piece of the overall Lincoln experience in... More

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Irvine, California USA
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37 attraction reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

It is more meaningful if you also go to Lincoln's Birthplace to enjoy the museum and learn the background. Then if you stop by here it will mean something. But there is not a lot to see. It is a 10 minute stop just to look and get a feel for the area. There is a reconstruction of the cabin... More

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Bridgend, Wales, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013

This is one of those typical, well it might be, type places to visit in the USA - almost manufactured history. No real evidence that Abraham Lincoln even walked past ? A little history of the old tavern - but you can only see it from outside. There are some walks (if that is your thing) with views.

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Pennsylvania
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206 helpful votes 206 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2013

It's just a cabin with a field and tavern next door that can't be toured, only viewed from the outside. It's not informative, just a site. Hiking the trail to the overlook was fun, but be aware that it's steep and uneven.

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Anchorage, Alaska
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49 attraction reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

This is a boyhood home of Abraham Lincoln but if memory serves, Lincoln had quite few of those all over. The cabin is a reconstruction and there is little to tell or say about Lincoln. There is a tavern next to it which was probably built after Lincoln days. Relatively unremarkable, interesting only if you are on an Abraham Lincoln... More

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Pekin, Indiana, United States
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56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

This is the site of Lincoln's boyhood home. The cabin is a reconstruction of a typical cabin of that era. There are park rangers to chat with. It is place to get insight about what pioneer life was like for a young future president, who came from common agricultural backgrounds. There is no fee, and would be a great educational... More

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