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“Very Disappointing”

Abraham Lincoln Boyhood Home at Knob Creek
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Reviewed October 26, 2012

We had to drive far out of our way to see a replica log cabin, not the real home. Roads were poorly marked and we thought we had missed it, when there it was. Bldg beside it looked more interesting but wasn't open.

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Reviewed October 1, 2012

We spent the day in Hodgenville, Kentucky, at Abe Lincoln's two homes. Knob Creek was very neat. There was a farm of corn and pumpkins, a replica log cabin, and then there was Knob Creek. That is what fascinated me mostly. Abe Lincoln spent great time in this creek and almost drowned in it, as the story goes. The water was crystal clear and the rocks were gorgeous with many fossils. It is along a main road which was thought to have had slaves travel down it at Abe's time, and it is believed this had an impact on him as a child seeing them. There isn't much to do here, just walk around for a bit, but that wasn't the point for me. Just being on the land where my hero lived and spent his childhood and seeing what his eyes saw was fascinating. If you go here also visit his other childhood home about 10 miles away.

Thank TheWanderingBlonde
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Reviewed July 31, 2012

This part of the National Park system is on Highway 84, just south of Atherton and New Haven, Kentucky. A nice bathroom stop, with information kiosks, a ranger station, crops out back and a vintage log cabin. In a spoiled America, you have to see the size of the log cabin that a typical family often lived in with a nice sample interior and fireplace. The park ranger told us that many times a family the size of eight people lived in a log cabin this size. Yikes.

If you have elementary age kids, this one is probably worth a quick stop.

Thank John G
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Reviewed July 10, 2012

We stopped here on the way to the Abraham Lincoln Birth Site. There were two rangers on site to tell us some of the history. The grounds are beautiful and directly on the way to the birth site so it was well worth the stop.

Thank TuscanyKate
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Reviewed June 22, 2012

The Knob Creek farm is part of the Lincoln Birthplace National Monument. It's the first place Lincoln remembered living, from age 2 to 7. First visit his birthplace south of Hodgenville, then visit the Knob Creek farm, located a few miles north of Hodgenville. It's in a valley, surrounded by hills, and it was probably a more productive farm than Lincoln's birthplace. One can picture Lincoln as a little boy here. There are several historical markers here that give more information about the early years of Lincoln's life. One story I hadn't heard before was about how a boy claimed he saved Lincoln from drowning when the creek suddenly overflowed. For those following in Lincoln's footsteps, the Knob Creek farm is well worth a visit.

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