Kentucky Map

Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Site

Contact Info
2995 Lincoln Farm Road
Hodgenville, KY 42748

Phone:
270-358-3137
Phone:
270-358-3138
Basics
Type:
Other

Description

The Site focuses on Lincoln's life in Kentucky. The Birthplace Unit demonstrates his humble beginnings with a symbolic birth cabin enshrined within a neo-classic Memorial Building. The Boyhood Home Unit at Knob Creek Farm was home to Lincoln during his formative years. Events in Kentucky helped mold a young boy into the man who became the nation's sixteenth President.

Hours + Fees

Hours:

BIRTHPLACE UNIT
Labor Day through Memorial Day: 8:00 am - 4:45 pm (ET)
Memorial Day through Labor Day: 8:00 am - 6:45 pm (ET)

BOYHOOD HOME UNIT AT KNOB CREEK
Open daylight hours year -round
Interpretive staff available as follows:
Saturday and Sunday only beginning April 1st until Memorial Day: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm (ET)
Daily Memorial Day through Labor Day: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm (ET)

Map + Directions

Basic Directions

Getting to the Birthplace Unit
From the North: Take Interstate 65 South to Exit 91 (Elizabethtown). Follow KY 61 (Lincoln Parkway) 13 miles south to US 31E. Take US 31E south 1.3 miles to the park, picnic entrance on left and main entrance on right.

From the South: Take Interstate 65 North to Exit 81 (Sonora). Proceed east on KY 84 to KY 61. Turn right on KY 61, then turn right onto US 31E 1.3 miles to park; picnic entrance on left and main entrance on right.

From Boyhood Home Unit at Knob Creek: Turn right onto US 31E. Proceed southwest for approximately 10 miles, picnic entrance on left and main entrance on right.

Getting to the Boyhood Home Unit at Knob Creek
From Lexington, KY: Take US 60 West to Exit 72 (Martha Layne Collins Bluegrass Parkway). Proceed on Bluegrass Parkway to Exit 21 (Bardstown, US 31E). Follow US 31E South for approximately 20 miles; entrance on right.

From Louisville, KY: Take Interstate 65 South to Exit 91 (Elizabethtown). Follow KY 61 (Lincoln Parkway) approximately 10 miles south. Turn left onto KY 84. Turn left onto US 31E. Proceed northeast for approximately 8 miles; entrance on left.

From the South: Take Interstate 65 North to Exit 81 (Sonora). Proceed east on KY 84. Turn left onto US 31E. Proceed northeast for approximately 8 miles; site off to left.

From the Birthplace Unit: Turn left out of park onto US 31E (KY 61). Proceed northeast for approximately 10 miles; entrance on left.

Customizable Directions


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