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Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial
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Owner description: Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial hosts the site of the farm where the 16th president of the U.S. spent the majority of his youth.
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Was a great place to stop for a picnic. Very informative. Staff at cabin friendly and informative. Park was very clean.

Thank Carrie F
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"his mother"
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"visitor center"
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"working farm"
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"formative years"
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"boyhood home"
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"living history"
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"his life"
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"grew up"
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"orientation video"
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"great historical place"
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"minute film"
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"national park service"
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"period clothing"
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"historic farm"
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"the junior ranger program"
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Short trip and historical stop just off the interstate. Well worth the visit to get a new appreciation and understanding of our 16th President.

Thank Dennis F
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Reviewed September 9, 2018

This is an extensive site to visit. The visitors centre is the obvious starting point and it contains several large exhibits focussing on Abraham Lincoln's early life and his mother, Nancy, who died on the farm. There is a pioneer cemetery where Nancy is allegedly buried (there's conflicting information on whether her remains were ever recovered) and the excavated foundation of the Lincoln home (again, somewhat contradictory as information panels in the visitors centre suggest the exact spot is unknown at this time). It's a bit of a walk from the visitors centre to the site of the house but it is possible to drive and park nearby in a small lot. There's also a small working farm with live animals near the home site - definitely worth visiting if you have young children.

Thank John B
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Reviewed September 4, 2018

There is a movie and a museum and then a slight hike will take you to the living history part.Or you can drive and park in the parking lot and walk further back to the area. Also Abe Lincoln's mother is buried up by the flag pole. There are porta johns between the flag pole and the living history part. The man at the living history area was quite interesting. You will spend at least 1- 1 1/2 hr there and maybe more.

Thank Teresa M
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Reviewed August 30, 2018

We made the short trek down to Lincoln City off of i-64 even though we wouldn't be on property until 3:45ish and they close at 5:00. Concerns were quickly addressed by the on-duty Park Ranger as we entered the visitor center / Memorial. He gave us a quick overview of the Memorial and farm area by pointing them out on a map and offered to start the film early (no other guests were present who hadn't seen it) so we'd then be free to explore what we wanted to see not hamstrung by the normal start time of the film. The film was short but filled non-stop with facts about Abe Lincoln and his family from arrival to departure from this area to Illinois - many facts I hadn't heard before this visit (and I had been to the Lincoln Memorial and Ford's Theatre in DC).

We made our way around the Memorial and then drove the short distance to the lower parking lot near the site of the original cabin. From there we hiked around a short time and climbed the hill back up to Nancy Hanks, and other community members, gravesites.

This has to be one of the best kept secrets among historical treasures in our Park system.

Thank Mike M
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