Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park

If you were a resident of Sinking Spring, Kentucky, on February 12, 1809, you might have congratulated your neighbors Thomas and Nancy Lincoln on the birth of their new baby boy, Abraham. While he would only spend two years living in the small log cabin at this site, his family would move to nearby Knob Creek, where the boy would live until he was 7 years old. Of course, this boy who roamed across the gently rolling hills with his family would one day grow up to reunite a nation during the Civil War. In order to commemorate the great things that he accomplished, the residents of this area banded together to create two memorials, one at each place, to celebrate the time he and his family spent there. Today, that site is the Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park. 

Where to Stay

RV Parks & Campgrounds Near Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park

The rolling hills of the Bluegrass State, located about two hours south of Indianapolis, are a fun place to explore, so bring your RV. If you do not have an RV, renting one on RVshare.com is the way to go thanks to the easy rental terms and outstanding roadside assistance. 

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Things to Do

Things To Do Near Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park

There are short paths with fantastic scenery to visit at both Sinking Spring and Knob Creek. Tour the museum at the Knob Creek location to see the cabin where Abraham Lincoln was born. Enjoy seeing the first Lincoln monument that nearby residents raised the money to build.

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How To Get To Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park

It is easy to get to Abraham Lincoln National Historical Park from Hodgenville. Head north on Lincoln Boulevard. Once you get to the traffic circle, exit on US-31E South/South Lincoln Boulevard. Continue for about three miles and turn right on Park Main Entrance where you will arrive at the park.

Address

2995 Lincoln Farm Road Hodgenville, KY 42748 

Fee: Entry Fee (Per Person) There is no entry fee.

See a recreated cabin like the one that Abraham Lincoln was born in at the Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park. The area residents gathered the funds to build the first memorial here before one honoring him was constructed on the National Mall. While the Knobs Creek Unit only has a park ranger available during the summer months, you can visit this site year-round. There is plenty to do in the area, including hiking, sightseeing, and dining. Be sure to bring your RV so that you can enjoy camping in this beautiful area of the Bluegrass state. If you do not have an RV, then rent one on RVshare.com.