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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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Road trip

Stopped by on a history road trip. Nicely restored and maintained buildings. Just one stop along... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
washington dc
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A must visit for Lincoln buffs

While it's not the original cabin, it is very close in size and design and on the original site... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Gary M
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Route 31E, Knob Creek Farm, Hodgenville, KY
+1 270-358-3137
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped by on a history road trip. Nicely restored and maintained buildings. Just one stop along the trail of Lincoln. If you enjoy history stop by.

Thank weekendwonder1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

While it's not the original cabin, it is very close in size and design and on the original site. The cabin is located along a highway which was a fairly busy byway in Lincoln's time but otherwise in a somewhat isolated area. The lack of...More

Thank Gary M
Reviewed 31 October 2017

We had an hour before our Murder Mystery Dinner Train Saturday and made the very short trip to this National Historic Site. The sign suggested that it was eleven miles, but seemed more like four or five. There were at least two rangers here. The...More

Thank Patty L G
Reviewed 19 October 2017

We spent about a half hour walking about this site. It was a special treat to walk the path to Knob Creek, perhaps in Lincoln's own footsteps. Also learned how Knob Creek got its name. NPS rangers are superb...knowledgeable and friendly.

Thank BobCalifornia65
Reviewed 2 October 2017 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
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Angela R
29 July 2015|
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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