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Address: 5079 Lincoln Park Road, Springfield, KY 40069-9504
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+1 859-336-7461

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Small but historic.

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 15 July 2016
Louisville, KY
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Fullerton, Ca, USA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 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... More 

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Louisville, KY
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 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... More 

Thank jgbtravels
Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles 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... More 

Thank Laura Y
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 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.

Thank BudinOK
Springfield, Kentucky
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 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!

Columbus, Indiana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2015

The buildings are nicely preserved. The park is sprawling and hard to figure out as there is no visitor's center. The attendant at the golf course was helpful though.

Thank Nichael R
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2015

if you like history, this is a nice little place to visit and spend some time learning about Lincoln's home and life

Thank Scott F
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2015

Following the Lincoln trail? Jot to downtown Springfield to make the trip worth while. The marriage licenses of Lincoln's parents live n the old courthouse.

Thank Tyler T
East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2015

You just have to love everything Lincoln. It's a little out of the way but worth the trip, and while your in the area, go see Linclon's boyhood area. It's a nice park to have a picnic, stroll around, and enjoy the views.

Thank DynamicP68
Loveland, Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2015

The Lincoln Homestead State park is actully 10 miles west of Decatur Illinois. Not in Springfield. A plaque tells the story of the Winter of the Deep Snow (1830-31) when Abraham Lincoln walked 2 miles with frozen feet to my 5 times great grandfather's home, William Warnick. I've heard the stories and now I've seen the location.

Thank ColoradoSunshine88

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