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Abraham Lincoln Birthplace

National Historical Park - Kentucky

Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park preserves two separate farm sites in LaRue County, Kentucky where Abraham Lincoln was born and lived early in his childhood. He was born at the Sinking Spring site south of Hodgenville and remained there until the family moved to the Knob Creek Farm northeast of Hodgenville when he was 2 years old, living there until he was 7 years old. The Sinking Spring site is the location of the park visitor center.

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Official Visitor Map of Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park (NHP) in Kentucky. Published by the National Park Service (NPS).Abraham Lincoln Birthplace - Visitor Map

Official Visitor Map of Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park (NHP) in Kentucky. Published by the National Park Service (NPS).

Map of the U.S. National Park System. Published by the National Park Service (NPS).National Park System - National Park Units

Map of the U.S. National Park System. Published by the National Park Service (NPS).

Map of the U.S. National Park System with Unified Regions. Published by the National Park Service (NPS).National Park System - National Park Units and Regions

Map of the U.S. National Park System with Unified Regions. Published by the National Park Service (NPS).

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Map of the U.S. National Heritage Areas. Published by the National Park Service (NPS).

https://www.nps.gov/abli/index.htm https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abraham_Lincoln_Birthplace_National_Historical_Park Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park preserves two separate farm sites in LaRue County, Kentucky where Abraham Lincoln was born and lived early in his childhood. He was born at the Sinking Spring site south of Hodgenville and remained there until the family moved to the Knob Creek Farm northeast of Hodgenville when he was 2 years old, living there until he was 7 years old. The Sinking Spring site is the location of the park visitor center. For over a century people from around the world have come to rural Central Kentucky to honor the humble beginnings of our 16th president, Abraham Lincoln. His early life on Kentucky's frontier shaped his character and prepared him to lead the nation through Civil War. Visit our country's first memorial to Lincoln, built with donations from young and old, and the site of his childhood home. The Birthplace Unit of the park is located approximately 2 miles south of the town of Hodgenville on U.S. Highway 31E South. The Boyhood Home Unit at Knob Creek is located approximately 10 miles northeast of the Birthplace Unit of the park. Knob Creek Tavern Visitor Center During the months of April, May, September, and October, the Knob Creek Tavern Visitor Center is open on weekends only 10:00am to 4:00pm, eastern time. Beginning on Memorial Day until Labor Day, the visitor center is open Thursday - Monday 10:00am to 4:00pm, eastern time. Inside the visitor center are exhibits and a park store. From Lexington, KY: Take US 60 West to Exit 72 (Martha Layne Collins / Bluegrass Parkway). Proceed on Bluegrass Parkway to Exit 21 (Bardstown, US 31E). Follow US 31E South for approximately 20 miles; entrance on right. From Louisville, KY: Take Interstate 65 South to Exit 91 (Elizabethtown). Follow KY 61 (Lincoln Parkway) approximately 10 miles south. Turn left onto KY 84. Turn left onto US 31E. Proceed northeast for approximately 8 miles; entrance on left. From the South: Take Interstate 65 North to Exit Visitor Center at Abraham Lincoln Birthplace The Visitor Center at the Birthplace Unit is open 9:00 am - 5:00 pm eastern time. Inside there are exhibits, including the Lincoln family bible, a 15 minute long movie, Abraham Lincoln: The Kentucky Years, and the park store. Phone number: 270-358-3137 Arriving from the north on Highway 61/U.S. 31E the entrance to the park will be on the right. Arriving from the south on Highway 61/U.S. 31E the entrance to the park will be on the left. No Camping Allowed There is no camping allowed at Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park The Memorial Building with fall colors The Memorial Building surrounded by fall colors Over 200,000 people a year come to walk up the steps of the Memorial Building to visit the site where Abraham Lincoln was born The Memorial Building The first memorial erected to honor Abraham Lincoln The Memorial Building constructed on the traditional site of the birth of Abraham Lincoln. The Symbolic Birth Cabin of Abraham Lincoln The symbolic birth cabin on the traditional site of the birth of Abraham Lincoln. The symbolic birth cabin of Abraham Lincoln. Statue of the Lincoln Family in the Visitor Center Statue of the Lincoln family in the park's Visitor Center Visitors to the park can view the statue of the Lincoln family. NPS Geodiversity Atlas—Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park, Kentucky Each park-specific page in the NPS Geodiversity Atlas provides basic information on the significant geologic features and processes occurring in the park. Links to products from Baseline Geologic and Soil Resources Inventories provide access to maps and reports. shrine building Abraham Lincoln "Learning by Littles" Opportunities to attend school were scarce on the frontier when Abraham Lincoln was young boy. He later said his education was acquired "by littles" and "did not amount to one year." Books like the ones Abraham Lincoln read growing up Trail of Twelve Stones The Trail of Twelve Stones is a unique way to review some of the major events in Abraham Lincoln's life. Beginning just east of the Cabin Site Memorial, twelve historic stones area arranged in chronological order at irregular intervals. This trail guide, and the small bronze tablets located near each stone, briefly explain the events in Lincoln's life associated with each of the memorial stones. Several shaded, stone-bench rest areas are provided for your convenience. Trail to large stone set in middle of trail surrounded by forest with bright green leaves National Park Service Commemoration of the 19th Amendment In commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the passing of the 19th Amendment the National Park Service has developed a number of special programs. This includes online content, exhibits, and special events. The National Park Service’s Cultural Resources Geographic Information Systems (CRGIS) announces the release of a story map that highlights some of these programs and provides information for the public to locate and participate. Opening slide of the 19th Amendment NPS Commemoration Story Map Abraham Lincoln Birthplace: Kentucky Boyhood Home at Knob Creek Unit Cultural Landscape The Abraham Lincoln Boyhood Home is located in LaRue County, Kentucky, seven miles from Hodgensville. The landscape has features that contribute to the historic tourist site (1933-1938) and has further significance as the setting of Abraham Lincoln's formative years (1811-1816). Although the original cabin does not exist, the landscape maintains good integrity for the period Abraham Lincoln lived at Knob Creek as well as the commemoration of his early rural life. Restored log cabin at Abraham Lincoln Boyhood Home (NPS) Abraham Lincoln Birthplace: Birthplace Unit Cultural Landscape The Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Site has a nationally significant Memorial Landscape honoring the sixteenth president of the United States. The location of Lincoln’s birthplace is commemorated by John Russell Pope in a Neoclassical style Memorial Building and associated formal landscape. Site Plan of the Abraham Lincoln Memorial Birthplace Landscape "With Malice Toward None...": Lincoln's Second Inaugural Address In his Second Inaugural Address, March 4, 1865, a re-elected President Abraham Lincoln wanted to unify a broken nation. With the end of the Civil War within sight, many people on both sides felt anger and frustration toward their fellow Americans. Lincoln attempted to rise above the divisiveness and start the process of healing. Heralded as one of the most significant presidential speeches in American history, its meaning and eloquence still resonate with people today. Lincoln Second Inaugural on the steps of the US Capitol Lincoln in the Illinois State Legislature Abraham Lincoln spent more years as an Illinois state representative than his entire time as U.S. congressman and U.S. president combined. His service in the state legislature was marked by both triumph and failure, and instilled in Lincoln the need to govern while balancing political idealism with political reality. Portrait Photo of Abraham Lincoln ca. 1853 Staff Spotlight: Jorge Hernandez Meet Jorge Hernandez, Education and Community Engagement Coordinator with Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park. Learn how he first got involved with the National Park Service as a volunteer, his journey with NPS, and advice for youth and young adults. Profile photo of Jorge Hernandez Women in Fire Science: Alicia Schlarb Alicia Schlarb is the lead fire effects monitor for a portion of the National Park Service's Southeast Region. She and her crew provide prescribed burning, monitoring, and wildland fire responses to national parks located within Mississippi, Louisiana, Alabama, and portions of Tennessee, Kentucky, and Florida. She loves fire and that she can change perceptions about wildland fire through science. Alicia Schlarb. January 7, 1909 - Selecting a Speaker On January 7th, 1909, Booker T. Washington wrote a letter to a member of the Lincoln Farm Association recommending Isaiah T. Montgomery to give a speech for the cornerstone dedication ceremony at the Lincoln Memorial Building. Read more to explore this story, and learn about this 1909 event. Portrait of Montgomery July 2nd, 1881 - A Second Assassination Explore the similarities between Lincoln and Garfield in both their lives, political careers, and their assassinations. April 18, 1906 - The Lincoln Farm Association On April 18, 1906, the Lincoln Farm Association was created “for the purposes of honoring and perpetuating the memory of Abraham Lincoln, the taking and holding of 110 acres of his birthplace farm, and the development and maintenance of the same.” This was a monumental event due to the increasing call to preserve the legacy of Lincoln’s life. Lincoln farm association certificate 1816 - The Year Without Summer Early European settlers were drawn to the temperate climate of the eastern U.S. as spring rains and summer warmth created the perfect recipe for productive farming. Plentiful yields fed them throughout the bitter winters and were key to their survival. But in 1816, summer never came. fence in snow As told by the Boundary Oak Tree From the perspective of the Boundary Oak Tree, learn about park history. Large tree Following Their Footsteps: An All Girls Summer Camp at Mammoth Cave Mammoth Cave hosted Following Their Footsteps all girls camps for middle school students in June 2023. A group of people wearing dark blue overalls, helmets, and headlamps stand in a small cave room. February 23, 1861 – Lincoln in Disguise Abraham Lincoln arrived in Washington, D.C. on February 23rd, 1861, in disguise. Lincoln’s life had been threatened after he won the election and he made the decision to travel to Washington, D.C. A large crowd stands in front of the Capital Building. Abraham Lincoln is being sworn in. 50 Nifty Finds #38: A Germ of an Idea A lot of articles have been written about the history of the National Park Service (NPS) arrowhead emblem. Many recycle the same content and outdated information that has largely come from the NPS itself. Challenging the traditional story has revealed new sources of information—and two previously overlooked arrowhead designs—that rewrite the arrowhead origin story. Wooden arrowhead plaque on stand American Conservation Experience Members Gain New Technical Skills and Strengthened Sense of Public Land Stewardship Through Replacing Split Rail Fencing at Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park Meet Marcos Perez and Kira Young, two American Conservation Experience members, who recently served at Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park in Kentucky on a Great American Outdoors Act (GAOA) Maintenance Action Team (MAT) project. Marcos and Kira, along with others, helped remove the existing split rail fencing that is in poor condition, and replaced it with a historically accurate fence. Four young individuals smile in front of a log cabin

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