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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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The steps and log cabin are worth the trip

It's a bit of Lincoln's history that doesn't seem as well-publicized as his home in IL or his monuments in D.C. But I'd say it's just as valuable. The video they show is brief... read more

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Alexandria, VA
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I was on my way to Mammoth Cave National Park and decided to stop at this historical park. There is not much to see or do, and the cabin inside the monument is an assumed replica of Lincoln's birthplace. The visitor's center has a short film about Lincoln's few years as a child in Kentucky. Everything you might want to... More 

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Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

It's a bit of Lincoln's history that doesn't seem as well-publicized as his home in IL or his monuments in D.C. But I'd say it's just as valuable. The video they show is brief and worth watching. There is a small running stream that's there, making you wonder if you're drinking from the same water source as he did. Then... More 

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New Braunfels, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Loved seeing the original Lincoln Memorial to be built years before the one in D.C. Although the log cabin is only a replica, it's interesting & makes me yearn for the pre-Lego days of building with Lincoln Logs or popsicle sticks! The exhibits & movie inside the visitor center is also worth some time.

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Seminole, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We decided to exit here for lunch and a side trip. We enjoyed the walk around the beautiful grounds, the displays and the helpful docents.

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Thank Christine A
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had always heard that Abraham Lincoln had a hard time growing up, but this really brought it home for me. Seeing the area and how backward it still is helps you understand what it was like growing up on the frontier. The misfortunes his parents had losing properties due to conflicting lawsuits surely shaped his desire to become a... More 

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Belmont, Michigan
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had to stop, I have always admired President Lincoln, and needed to honor him in this small way. To see an actual log cabin was a good way to put things in perspective, as far as how advanced life is now. Oh to be simple like that, would it be so bad ? The monument stairs were closed for renovation,... More 

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Thank KareStev
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Got bored heading on I65 decided to take a break and check this out . Very cool never been there . Short little walk up to check out Abe's old log cabin home

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Wyoming
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was a great place to visit. The stairs up to the monument were closed on our visit, so we couldn't get a great picture of them, but it didn't lessen our enjoyment one bit. The trails and information around are interesting and beautiful. Great job setting up this monument.

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Rockford, IL
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were driving through the area when we saw the entrance sign. We did a u-turn and visited. I would have rated a 5 for history buffs, except there was major renovation of the memomorial and visitor center restrooms. There is a nice visitor center to tour, nice walk through the grounds, the memorial has a era refurbished log cabin... More 

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Indiana
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Visited in April 2017 and there is much construction going on for the summer tourist season, so we were unable to walk up the 56 steps to the memorial, instead taking a wooden walkway around to the back. The 56 steps represent the 56 years of Lincoln's life. The cabin inside is not the original cabin of Lincoln's birth but... More 

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