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Interesting.

Cabins all around to help you feel the history but then you find out that Lincoln was not born... read more

Reviewed 22 July 2018
Elizabeth O
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Springfield, Kentucky
Small but historic.

There is a replica of Thomas Lincoln's boyhood cabin built on the original site with some furniture... read more

Reviewed 14 July 2016
jgbtravels
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Louisville, Kentucky
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Reviewed 21 September 2016

We had a little extra time on our way to Maker's Mark distillery, so decided to stop at the Lincoln Homestead state park. You can take a guided tour - or just wander through the buildings yourself. Only $3/ person either way. Cabins are well restored and many period furnishings inside. Really worthwhile for anyone interested in Lincoln, early Kentucky or pioneer history. We were just going to "zip through", but the volunteer guide had so many interesting and informative stories that we spent over a half hour and would have stayed longer, but needed to get going or we would miss the last tour at Maker's Mark. it's only a slight "detour" through some very pretty scenery if you are heading to Maker's Mark on the 55 or 555. Plan about 25-30 minutes drive from here to Maker's Mark.

Date of experience: September 2016
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Reviewed 14 July 2016 via mobile

There is a replica of Thomas Lincoln's boyhood cabin built on the original site with some furniture he actually made. Also the original cabin Nancy Hanks lived in is there also although it has been moved a mile from its actual site. Add a memorial to Nancy Hanks and a small replica of a blacksmith's shop and that it the extent of the park. Not much time is needed to see it but for $2.50 it is a bargain nonetheless. Take in a few distilleries in the area or visit Perryville National Battlefield and you have a complete day.

Date of experience: July 2016
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Reviewed 10 July 2016

There is a small fee to look at the houses. They are well preserved and interesting. The Park attendant gives you a little history lesson before you walk through the grounds. He let us know who built what furniture, etc. There is a summary sheet on the Lincoln lineage.

The visit took 1/2 hour. I wish they would have had a couple of souvenirs specific to the site, but they did not.

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank Laura Y
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Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

This is pretty interesting if you are a history fan of Lincoln. This deals with Abe's parents. Well kept grounds and restrooms. Was supposed to pay a small fee but no one was around and no envelope to place fee in. Great little stop though. Worth the time.

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank BudinOK
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Reviewed 25 April 2016

This is the place to start your Lincoln trail. The marriage certificate of Thomas Lincoln and Nancy Hanks is filed in the Washington County Court House in Springfield. Many people feel that Abraham Lincoln was actually born in Washington County. This is where it started!

Date of experience: May 2015
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