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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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Boyhood home of our 16th President

This is located in a beautiful setting. This is the first place Lincoln could actually remember... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Jodi H
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Nice spot not much here

It's nice to stop here and get a bit of history. There is not much here, other than a cabin and a... read more

Reviewed 9 September 2017
shaun r
Houston, Texas
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Route 31E, Knob Creek Farm, Hodgenville, KY
+1 270-358-3137
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is located in a beautiful setting. This is the first place Lincoln could actually remember living. One interesting note, when he was living here he almost drowned. His friend Austin saved his life & the cabin that you explore here is his family's actual...More

Thank Jodi H
Reviewed 9 September 2017 via mobile

It's nice to stop here and get a bit of history. There is not much here, other than a cabin and a farm area. The workers are very friendly. Make a stop if you are close.

Thank shaun r
Reviewed 8 September 2017

If you can't get enough of Lincoln (like us), then you should definitely make the trek out to Knob Creek to see where Lincoln had his "first recollection" as a child of where he lived. The setting is gorgeous with a lovely little creek not...More

Thank Parabola
Reviewed 31 August 2017

While not as extensive as the Abraham Lincoln Birthplace exhibit (about 10 miles away), I did enjoy seeing this site. This is where the young Abraham Lincoln actually grew up. In fact, this is where he had his first recollections in later life. There is...More

Thank Craig K
Reviewed 21 August 2017 via mobile

A very simple home in which the Lincoln family lived. Saw the stream where they carried their water to their home, where they planted their crop. Very remote. The Park ranger was very knowledgeable. Worth visiting.

Thank Paula C
Reviewed 3 August 2017 via mobile

The Park Ranger was very informative about the family history behind this property. The replica of the cabin was also intriguing. There is also a tavern on the ground, that we were told would be converted to a larger visitors center. The tavern was a...More

Thank Sharon L
Reviewed 30 July 2017

It is very nice to walk the area that a great former president spent his early years in. The guide was very knowledgable about the historyof the Lincoln Family. Very happy that we were there.

Thank Jane V
Reviewed 25 July 2017

Small, simple location of field Thomas Lincoln's family farmed and the creek they got their water from. Quick, simple visit, but nice and well maintained.

Thank Acescott
Reviewed 21 July 2017

This location is simple but seems perfect in its preservation state. No big crowds on the day we were there, no big visitor’s center, but rather a small station with a porch, (future visitor’s center next to it with some cool history) some pamphlet and...More

Thank BradandStacy41
Reviewed 20 July 2017 via mobile

There is much to see and do in this small park! Our group especially enjoyed the great lengths that the staff went to in order to maintain a living farm with heritage breed animals and a garden planted with heritage seeds.

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Angela R
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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