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Abraham Lincoln Boyhood Home at Knob Creek

Route 31E, Knob Creek Farm, Hodgenville, KY
+1 270-358-3137
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Interesting

A little off the beaten path, but worth a trip if you are interested in early Lincoln history... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Allen M
via mobile
Beautiful grounds

We stopped here to view this and found the grounds were lovely, and park ranger knowledgable... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
joanne h
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Route 31E, Knob Creek Farm, Hodgenville, KY
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+1 270-358-3137
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"log cabin"
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"park ranger"
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"minute stop"
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"small cabin"
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"hiking trail"
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"early years"
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"original site"
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"his life"
in 5 reviews
"walk around"
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"enjoy history"
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"back in the day"
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"clean restrooms"
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"road trip"
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"worth a stop"
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"actual cabin"
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"visitor center"
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

A little off the beaten path, but worth a trip if you are interested in early Lincoln history. There is no cost to visit the site. The home is well restored, but you can only see the external of the building. You can take a...More

Thank Allen M
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped here to view this and found the grounds were lovely, and park ranger knowledgable however not very engaging. Very nice place to see.

Thank joanne h
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Reviewed 15 April 2018 via mobile

A interesting visit to a log cabin and the first place Lincoln really remembered. Easy parking and just off the road with nice clean restrooms makes a very nice stop. Perfect for dog walkers and history buffs! Also the site is totally free.

Thank BelgianSheepdogGirl
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Reviewed 2 April 2018

The farm that Tom Lincoln owned before the move to Kentucky it was here that Abraham was born. The tavern on site was a commercial operation.

Thank Thomas S
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Reviewed 23 March 2018

After visiting the birthplace of Lincoln, I drove about 10 miles to see his boyhood home. From what I read, back in those days, landlines criss-crossed and that was the reason the Lincolns had to move to this area. Their land was actually sitting on...More

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Reviewed 17 March 2018 via mobile

Nice to go see if you're in the area. We were in Hodgenville to visit the Memorial and drove to see the boyhood home spot while we're in the area. Beautiful. There is the creek, a tavern and the cabin of Lincoln's boyhood friend. On...More

Thank dasg23
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Reviewed 28 January 2018

This attraction is definitely smaller and more simple that the Abe Lincoln birthplace historic park. By itself it would not be worth the trip, but since it's only 20 minutes away from the much bigger attraction I would recommend stopping by and spending a few...More

Thank Brad W
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Reviewed 20 November 2017 via mobile

Stopped by on a history road trip. Nicely restored and maintained buildings. Just one stop along the trail of Lincoln. If you enjoy history stop by.

Thank weekendwonder1
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Reviewed 12 November 2017

While it's not the original cabin, it is very close in size and design and on the original site. The cabin is located along a highway which was a fairly busy byway in Lincoln's time but otherwise in a somewhat isolated area. The lack of...More

Thank Gary M
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Reviewed 30 October 2017

We had an hour before our Murder Mystery Dinner Train Saturday and made the very short trip to this National Historic Site. The sign suggested that it was eleven miles, but seemed more like four or five. There were at least two rangers here. The...More

Thank Patty L G
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Angela R
28 July 2015|
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Response from Louise S | Reviewed this property |
I "googled" the information, and according to what I saw this site is still closed. You can, however, visit the BIRTHPLACE of Abe Lincoln, which is only a couple of miles away. That Park really is worth the time to see... More
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