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Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park

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Address: 2995 Lincoln Farm Rd, Hodgenville, KY 42748-9707
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On February 12, 1809, Abraham Lincoln was born in a one-room log cabin,...

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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Memorable place to see.

The grounds are beautiful and interesting display of Lincoln history. See the website for info tho, the bathrooms are being renovated and can't be used.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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Huntsville, Alabama
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Huntsville, Alabama
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The grounds are beautiful and interesting display of Lincoln history. See the website for info tho, the bathrooms are being renovated and can't be used.

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This is an interesting spot to stop at. You can watch a short movie in the welcome center before walking up the stairs to the building that has the Lincoln cabin in it. Aside from the cabin nothing else is up there but it is a great piece of history to see. The walk up the stairs is not too... More 

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Mentor, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We didn't even realize it was so easily accessible to I-65 until we saw the signs on our way south. So we decided to stop to see this park on our way back to Ohio since we really enjoy history. So glad we did. The park is not very large and is mainly a memorial site of Lincoln's log cabin.... More 

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Lithopolis, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This free national park is well maintained with trails and handicapped accessible boardwalks. The gift store has many items that I wanted to purchase. The ranger was friendly swearing in a couple of junior rangers. The grounds are pretty. The cabin found in the huge structure at the top of many stairs was an original cabin, though not the cabin... More 

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El Paso, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very educational. It was neat to take the kids somewhere where they had learned about a past president. They were in shock about the one room cabin and could not see themselves living there.

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Ravenswood, Wv
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I went there today. The workers are great and knowledgable. We always enjoy walking this area and viewing the sites.

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Evansville, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Was glad we stopped here We loved walking the grounds looking at the area where our president was born The visitor center had several exhibits and a short film which we found informational The center is undergoing renovations and the restrooms were not available which might be a issue for parents traveling with young children It was a bit cool... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

We used this as a stopping place on our road trip. It was a great find. To stand in the place where Lincoln was born was surreal We didn't have much time, we checked out the exhibit room and walked the grounds. They have a great interactive program for kids. Worth the trip

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2017 via mobile

One of our favorite places to visit. Staff is always friendly and the park is always clean. The trails are easy to walk and there are plenty of places to rest or just sit and enjoy the scenery. We visit several times a year and will continue to do so.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

The kids and I had a great afternoon here. It's a beautiful area and the tour talks about the importance of the area when Lincoln was born and the time on the farm. They have a movie that you can watch before heading up the hill to see a log cabin. I've been a dozen times and every time I'm... More 

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