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Take the Walk

Impressive grounds and visitor center will surprise you. Be sure to take the walk through AL’s... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
kevinjX2955LG
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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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Every American should visit this memorial

I was looking to kill some time while on a business trip in Evansville. It took us about 45... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
VaGentry
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Waynesboro, Virginia
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Reviewed October 9, 2018 via mobile

I really did not know much about Lincoln's early life. His family moved to Indiana for more economic opportunity. His father bought a farm. The farm has been recreated. There is an easy walk up a short hill past his mother's grave site. His mother died of milk fever obtained from cow's milk when cow's eat snake root. His father remarried and he had step brothers. The farm has chickens and cows and a garden.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 22, 2018

My sisters and I stopped here on our way to another location and were so glad we did. It was a very hot day, so we toured the visitor center and then set out for the cemetery and homesite These three old ladies got their exercise but it was a great walk in the woods!!! There's so much history here and the folks at the cabin were so interesting to talk with. Must see if you're in the area.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 20, 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 16, 2018 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.

Date of experience: September 2018
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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.

Date of experience: August 2018
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