Lincoln Pioneer Village & Museum

Lincoln Pioneer Village & Museum

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tinkerbsb
Mount Juliet, TN808 contributions
May 2022
A collection of great pioneer homes. Most had some connection to Lincoln but also just a good place to stop and see they also have a museum that I feel you could spend all day in and not see all of it. We got a very good overview I think its the first time someone who runs the location has asked how I found them but she said she wanted to know where her ad dollars are best at work. Free parking and she will point out other sites in the area of interest esp if you are there for Lincoln. This is a inside and outside location.
Written May 11, 2022
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kmeador02
Louisville, KY9 contributions
May 2021 • Family
This place was such a pleasant way to spend the morning with the kids! The staff was friendly and engaging. Clearly a lot of time and effort has gone into making this museum what it is. I wish we could have spent more time looking through the museum but the kids were getting restless. We will be back! And for $5, it’s easy to return again and again!
Written May 18, 2021
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Barb G
Slaughters, KY70 contributions
Jul 2021 • Friends
Took a 5 and 7 year old for their first “educational” vacation spot. This was a great choice! The kids enjoyed seeing how people used to live! Staff was super helpful and knowledgeable. They even had a scavenger hunt (with rewards) for the kids. Cheap, entertaining, and educational!
Written July 28, 2021
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DJ I
Smyrna, TN33 contributions
Jun 2014 • Family
Being a Lincoln enthusiast, I had to check this out! I give 4 stars to the museum alone. There are many artifacts dating back to the Lincoln era. Few items had a connection to the Lincoln's; yet there were a number of items belonging to friends and neighbors of the Thomas Lincoln family. If you know Lincoln Indiana history the name Gentry will mean something. There are several items belonging to the James Gentry family: some cookware and a rocking chair stand out. There are also some photos of the Gentry family as well as other photos of people living in Spencer County in the early 1800's. A large cabinet built by Thomas Lincoln is on display and was given to the museum. The gift of the cabinet is well documented. The museum was worth my time and I thoroughly enjoyed viewing the vast assortment of artifacts. The village consisting of log cabins that had been dis-assembled and put back together came from various places in Indiana. There are no cabins that had to do with the Lincoln's but were supposed to give an idea of the kinds of dwellings early settlers lived in. Sadly, many of the structures are in dis-repair and I imagine are in danger of one day falling down. Funding this project is probably a huge factor and it seems a shame to think that the village might be endangered. I truly hope that the museum can continue to survive and that more people will be interested in what it has to share.
Written June 12, 2014
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Cathy R
Newburgh, IN50 contributions
Oct 2015 • Family
Have been here several times. The Museum is really nice but my favorite is the living farm as it would have been during Lincoln's day. People dressed in period attire tending the farm and working in the cabin to talk with guests as you look around. Kids and adults will both like it. Don't miss out hiking at the state park across the highway while you're here.
Written July 28, 2016
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Joseph J
4 contributions
Jul 2015 • Family
The museum and cabins provided fascinating insight into the life of the pioneers. Great facility, friendly and helpful staff, and interesting history of one of America's greatest presidents! Especially fun for history buffs! 5 stars
Written July 6, 2015
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BeckyH55
Rockport, Indiana, United States73 contributions
May 2012 • Family
It's is a great little place to go. It's in the city park by the pool.It tell of Abe Lincoln and his time growing up here. It has cabins that have been restored to the correct time period. They also have weekends that people come and reenact how things were done. They also have some local history. It's one of those places that you grow up with & don't realize the treasure in your own backyard till you go off and can't find it else where.
Written May 26, 2012
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ChristineBrown92
Linton, IN652 contributions
Jul 2021
This is a must stop when in Southern Indiana. A cheap activity for anyone. The lady was super nice and informative and really enjoyed going at your own pace looking at the cabins and the museum.
Written July 29, 2021
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Ruth L
Chicago, IL159 contributions
Jun 2016 • Couples
Abraham Lincoln spent his formative years in the Rockport area of Indiana. Not too many people know this. My ancestors are from Rockport and this trip to see the area was exciting. Any one interested in studying Lincoln shoud spend some time here. The museum and "village" is typical, needs some money to keep up, but has some really unique and special items on display. GO!
Written June 25, 2016
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Carhartkid
207 contributions
Jul 2014 • Family
This is a small community run museum. It's in the city park, behind the pool.

For what it is, it's worth seeing.

The museum, was built in 1936 by the WPA. The have a really nice but, small collection of historical artifacts.

The village is a little run down but, is an excellent example of early american frontier life.
Written August 4, 2014
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