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Abraham Lincoln Birthplace

National Historical Park - Kentucky

Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park preserves two separate farm sites in LaRue County, Kentucky where Abraham Lincoln was born and lived early in his childhood. He was born at the Sinking Spring site south of Hodgenville and remained there until the family moved to the Knob Creek Farm northeast of Hodgenville when he was 2 years old, living there until he was 7 years old. The Sinking Spring site is the location of the park visitor center.

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Official Visitor Map of Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park (NHP) in Kentucky. Published by the National Park Service (NPS).Abraham Lincoln Birthplace - Visitor Map

Official Visitor Map of Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park (NHP) in Kentucky. Published by the National Park Service (NPS).

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Map of the U.S. National Park System. Published by the National Park Service (NPS).

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Map of the U.S. National Park System with Unified Regions. Published by the National Park Service (NPS).

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https://www.nps.gov/abli/index.htm https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abraham_Lincoln_Birthplace_National_Historical_Park Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park preserves two separate farm sites in LaRue County, Kentucky where Abraham Lincoln was born and lived early in his childhood. He was born at the Sinking Spring site south of Hodgenville and remained there until the family moved to the Knob Creek Farm northeast of Hodgenville when he was 2 years old, living there until he was 7 years old. The Sinking Spring site is the location of the park visitor center. For over a century people from around the world have come to rural Central Kentucky to honor the humble beginnings of our 16th president, Abraham Lincoln. His early life on Kentucky's frontier shaped his character and prepared him to lead the nation through Civil War. The country's first memorial to Lincoln, built with donations from young and old, enshrines the symbolic birthplace cabin. The Birthplace Unit of the park is located approximately 2 miles south of the town of Hodgenville on U.S. Highway 31E South. The Boyhood Home Unit at Knob Creek is located approximately 10 miles northeast of the Birthplace Unit of the park. Visitor Center The Visitor Center at the Birthplace Unit is open 9:00 am - 5:00 pm eastern time with one-way traffic flow and social distancing restrictions. Arriving from the north on Highway 61/U.S. 31E the entrance to the park will be on the right. Arriving from the south on Highway 61/U.S. 31E the entrance to the park will be on the left. No Camping Allowed There is no camping allowed at Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park The Memorial Building with fall colors The Memorial Building surrounded by fall colors Over 200,000 people a year come to walk up the steps of the Memorial Building to visit the site where Abraham Lincoln was born The Memorial Building The first memorial erected to honor Abraham Lincoln The Memorial Building constructed on the traditional site of the birth of Abraham Lincoln. The Symbolic Birth Cabin of Abraham Lincoln The symbolic birth cabin on the traditional site of the birth of Abraham Lincoln. The symbolic birth cabin of Abraham Lincoln. Statue of the Lincoln Family in the Visitor Center Statue of the Lincoln family in the park's Visitor Center Visitors to the park can view the statue of the Lincoln family. NPS Geodiversity Atlas—Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park, Kentucky Each park-specific page in the NPS Geodiversity Atlas provides basic information on the significant geologic features and processes occurring in the park. Links to products from Baseline Geologic and Soil Resources Inventories provide access to maps and reports. shrine building Abraham Lincoln "Learning by Littles" Opportunities to attend school were scarce on the frontier when Abraham Lincoln was young boy. He later said his education was acquired "by littles" and "did not amount to one year." Books like the ones Abraham Lincoln read growing up Trail of Twelve Stones The Trail of Twelve Stones is a unique way to review some of the major events in Abraham Lincoln's life. Beginning just east of the Cabin Site Memorial, twelve historic stones area arranged in chronological order at irregular intervals. This trail guide, and the small bronze tablets located near each stone, briefly explain the events in Lincoln's life associated with each of the memorial stones. Several shaded, stone-bench rest areas are provided for your convenience. Trail to large stone set in middle of trail surrounded by forest with bright green leaves Robert Todd Lincoln and Presidential Assassiations Robert Todd Lincoln, son of President and First Lady Lincoln, had the misfortune to be at the site of three Presidents of the United States. Read about occassion and how Robert Todd Lincoln was connected. a young man in his early twenties posing for a picture wearing a suit jacket National Park Service Commemoration of the 19th Amendment In commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the passing of the 19th Amendment the National Park Service has developed a number of special programs. This includes online content, exhibits, and special events. The National Park Service’s Cultural Resources Geographic Information Systems (CRGIS) announces the release of a story map that highlights some of these programs and provides information for the public to locate and participate. Opening slide of the 19th Amendment NPS Commemoration Story Map Abraham Lincoln Boyhood Home Cultural Landscape The Abraham Lincoln Boyhood Home is located in LaRue County, Kentucky, seven miles from Hodgensville. The landscape has features that contribute to the historic tourist site (1933-1938) and has further significance as the setting of Abraham Lincoln's formative years (1811-1816). Although the original cabin does not exist, the landscape maintains good integrity for the period Abraham Lincoln lived at Knob Creek as well as the commemoration of his early rural life. Restored log cabin at Abraham Lincoln Boyhood Home (NPS) Abraham Lincoln Birthplace Memorial Cultural Landscape The Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Site has a nationally significant Memorial Landscape honoring the sixteenth president of the United States. The location of Lincoln’s birthplace is commemorated by John Russell Pope in a Neoclassical style Memorial Building and associated formal landscape. Site Plan of the Abraham Lincoln Memorial Birthplace Landscape Series: National Park Service Geodiversity Atlas The servicewide Geodiversity Atlas provides information on <a href="https://www.nps.gov/subjects/geology/geoheritage-conservation.htm">geoheritage</a> and <a href="https://www.nps.gov/subjects/geology/geodiversity.htm">geodiversity</a> resources and values all across the National Park System to support science-based management and education. The <a href="https://www.nps.gov/orgs/1088/index.htm">NPS Geologic Resources Division</a> and many parks work with National and International <a href="https://www.nps.gov/subjects/geology/park-geology.htm">geoconservation</a> communities to ensure that NPS abiotic resources are managed using the highest standards and best practices available. park scene mountains "With Malice Toward None...": Lincoln's Second Inaugural Address In his Second Inaugural Address, March 4, 1865, a re-elected President Abraham Lincoln wanted to unify a broken nation. With the end of the Civil War within sight, many people on both sides felt anger and frustration toward their fellow Americans. Lincoln attempted to rise above the divisiveness and start the process of healing. Heralded as one of the most significant presidential speeches in American history, its meaning and eloquence still resonate with people today. Lincoln Second Inaugural on the steps of the US Capitol Lincoln in the Illinois State Legislature Abraham Lincoln spent more years as an Illinois state representative than his entire time as U.S. congressman and U.S. president combined. His service in the state legislature was marked by both triumph and failure, and instilled in Lincoln the need to govern while balancing political idealism with political reality. Portrait Photo of Abraham Lincoln ca. 1853 Staff Spotlight: Jorge Hernandez Meet Jorge Hernandez, Education and Community Engagement Coordinator with Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park. Learn how he first got involved with the National Park Service as a volunteer, his journey with NPS, and advice for youth and young adults. Profile photo of Jorge Hernandez

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