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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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Peaceful, beautiful place!

We were here on a beautiful fall day. You really get a feel for what it probably was like to live on this land. The cabin is so small - you get a real perspective on how spoiled... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
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English first
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were here on a beautiful fall day. You really get a feel for what it probably was like to live on this land. The cabin is so small - you get a real perspective on how spoiled we are today, and the Lincolns were not that poor! I am so glad to have seen it. A great history lesson... More 

Thank Aurora314
Columbus, Ohio
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346 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 160 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This site just reopened the day we got there in early October. The actual house is long gone and a representative old cabin marks the site. An old tavern is adjacent--that building is currently closed. The tavern was built as a tourist stop, but the site became part of the National Park Service in 2001. There are some good signage... More 

Thank kgilbert78
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015

If you like history, the civil war and Lincoln then you should go there just one time and spend a few hours there

Thank Scott F
East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania
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33 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

WOW! this home was and is small in today's measures. I cannot believe he and two others lived in this homestead. Come see it for yourself, worth the visit plus there are other areas to visit while your here..There is his home he was born in and don't forget the Bourbon trail... Enjoy!

Thank DynamicP68
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33 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
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 

Thank Charlie P
Merrill, Wisconsin
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156 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
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 

Thank 325Judy
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 569 helpful votes
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 

Thank etweeden
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107 reviews
57 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
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.

Thank Lennexmom
Beverly Shores, Indiana
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80 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
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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28 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
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.

Thank Jennifer Y

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