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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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A Boyhood Home Worth the Time and Expense to Examine!

I have never sought out boyhood homes to examine and explore before my wife and I decided to go out of our way over three decades or more ago to go to Hodgenville, Ky! Who was... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 29, 2015
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Fort Worth, Texas
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Fort Worth, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

I have never sought out boyhood homes to examine and explore before my wife and I decided to go out of our way over three decades or more ago to go to Hodgenville, Ky! Who was born there? President Abraham Lincoln! Where is it? At the Knob Creek Farm on Route 31E. To my wife and me, it is the... More 

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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

Rangers were not around when we were there. We looked around, read some of the available material/signs. Helps to complete his early childhood story after visiting his birthplace just a short distance away.

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

This spot is a nice companion site to Lincoln's Birthplace, which is just a bit further down the road with more stuff to do and see. The rangers were friendly and full of information. The setting is gorgeous and it was easy to imagine how it was when Lincoln lived here. It took us about 30 minutes to see and... More 

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Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015

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 

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Columbus, Ohio
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015

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 

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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

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East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania
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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!

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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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