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Abraham Lincoln Boyhood Home at Knob Creek

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Address: Route 31E, Knob Creek Farm, Hodgenville, KY
Phone Number: +1 270-358-3137
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Knob Creek

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago 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 19 October 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 15 October 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 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 11 October 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 11 October 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 7 October 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

Very informative. Has standing home of Lincoln's bear friend which you are allowed to tour. Shows how people lived in that time period, small cabin. Also, has the creek where Lincoln was rescued from drowning by his best friend.

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Somerset, Kentucky
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

I had never been to Lincoln's Boyhood Home at Knob Creek. While we were here, two girls were making candles dipping the wick over and over into the wax like they did in Lincoln's time. They gave us a candle as we left. At this place, you get to go inside the cabin to see what it might have been... More 

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