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Abraham Lincoln Boyhood Home at Knob Creek

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Address: Route 31E, Knob Creek Farm, Hodgenville, KY
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Not Lincoln's home but still worth the visit

Being such a huge fan of President Lincoln, I was sad to learn it wasn't his actual boyhood home, but a home very much like his. His actual home was no longer there by the time... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed January 4, 2017
Alma K
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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We always stop by here when we are out riding. Very peaceful and lots of shade. Park ranger isn't always available, but the information tablets provide a good background about the place. Almost a step back in time.

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2017

Being such a huge fan of President Lincoln, I was sad to learn it wasn't his actual boyhood home, but a home very much like his. His actual home was no longer there by the time they actually got around to it back in the day, unfortunately. The area is beautiful and worth visiting if you're in the vicinity -... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 23, 2016

There's not a lot here to see, but it's still well worth a stop for a bit of Lincoln history and to get an idea of what life was like back in the day. The lack of crowds also allows you to soak in the peaceful countryside.

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Springfield, Missouri
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 10, 2016 via mobile

This is the first place Lincoln remembers living. You can walk the same ground that he walked. The home there is not his home, and there isn't much to it. There is a walking trail around the place if you have time.

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016

The cabin itself is a replica, and even though the surroundings are beautiful, there's nothing to do.

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Wescosville, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2016

This is basically a field with a cabin on it. It depicts the site of the site of the farm when Lincoln lived here a young boy. This was where he farmed with his family. The creek in the back, the garden and a cabin. Parking is adjacent and rarely is the ranger on site. It is on the road... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2016 via mobile

We were here in October and it was closed with no signs telling you about hours operation. Wasn't much to see but a replica of Lincoln's cabin but smaller scale.

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2016

It's a quick stop after visiting the birthplace of our 16th President. There is a cabin on site, it was not the Lincoln's but the home of their neighbor. The creek that Abe almost drowned in is dry but work the short walk.

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Greenville, Indiana
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2016

They could really do a lot with this site, and I'm hoping they put more into it. Maybe they should take a page from the Lincoln National Park in Indiana and make it a working farm to show some of the life style. It's a 20 minute stop.

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Delta, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2016

This is the actual location where Abraham Lincoln grew up as a young boy, but there is not a lot to see and no staff on site to guide or explain things.

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