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Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park

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I rated this 4 because the grounds are lovely. Lots of room outside for kids to romp. I loved they... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
dkorwood
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Navarre, Florida
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Having visited Springfield Ill and Washington D.C. it was wonderful to see where this great... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
JMasonNashville
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Nashville, Tennessee
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On February 12, 1809, Abraham Lincoln was born in a one-room log cabin, similar to the authentic 19th-century cabin preserved here.
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2995 Lincoln Farm Rd, Hodgenville, KY 42748-9707
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+1 270-358-3137
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I rated this 4 because the grounds are lovely. Lots of room outside for kids to romp. I loved they marked tree species. The specimen cabin is unusual. Recommend with the other Lincoln sites. Take a picnic and make this the lunch stop. Very accessible...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Having visited Springfield Ill and Washington D.C. it was wonderful to see where this great President was born and raised. It is a national park service site and in perfect condition, The movie and memorial building are quite special.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Although a little off the beaten track this NHS is well worth a visit, lovely grounds for a stroll for one thing but the exhibits, movie and gift shop in the visitor centre are excellent. The main attraction is the memorial on the hill housing...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were on our way home back to Illinois we passed a sign saying Lincoln's birth place. Being from Illinois we just had to stop. Plus we needed a walk. Park rangers were very nice and gave us lots of information. Grounds are well kept....More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Beyond the magnitude and the grandeur of the monument, one of the things we thought was most memorable was the natural spring on the property. You walk down a few steps to it. And, as you do, the temperature seems to drop about 20 degrees....More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The whole family visited the Lincoln Birthplace Park but I will say that my wife and I were more interested then my two teenaged kids. The park has several trails that you can walk but we just stayed in the visitor center and the few...More

Thank John M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We live about 35 miles south of the Abraham Lincoln's Birthplace National Historical Park and thought we'd give it a shot on our Daughters birthday. We started at the visitors center with a short film and a tour of the small museum at the location....More

Thank Aaron R
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We were surprised to learn this granite memorial was first before the Washington DC memorial. The Visitor's Center has a great movie with history of Lincoln's parents and his early years living in Kentucky. Lovely gift shop that helps support the park...but I took photo...More

Thank Susan H
Reviewed August 15, 2018

My wife uses a rollator, and we walked the ramp to the main building that houses Lincoln's birthplace cabin. The ranger was very informative and answered all of our questions with amplifying information. The grounds were very neat and well kept. The walk down to...More

Thank Sandy L
Reviewed August 6, 2018

We were very glad we veered off the drive back only a few miles to see this park. It was beautiful and informative.

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Depends on how much time you have, how interested you are in learning about Lincoln and what the weather is like. One hour is good if you want to just see what's there. If you do the visitor center and film more like 2... More
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