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Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Site

Birthplace of Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln Birthplace
Abraham Lincoln Birthplace
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2995 Lincoln Farm Road (Hwy 61)
Hodgenville, Kentucky 42748
United States
(270) 358-3137

On This Very Spot on February 12, 1800, Abraham Lincoln was born on his father's farm. He lived here for his first two years.

On This Very Spot in 1916, a national park was established.

Bonus Spot: This spot is ten miles from Lincoln's second childhood home at Knob Creek. Both spots are part of the Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Site.

Submitted By:  David Allison

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This spot is open to the public and is administered by the National Park Service (USA). For complete visitor's information, including hours of operation, admission fees, and map & directions, visit the official website at

Condition: On the site of Lincoln's birth, an early 19th-century log cabin, symbolizing the one in which Lincoln was born, is enshrined inside a memorial building. The spot is surrounded by 116 acres of Thomas Lincoln's Sinking Spring farm.

Location: Off I-65 13 miles south of Elizabethtown and 55 miles south of Louisville, Kentucky

Nearest Major Airport: Louisville, Kentucky

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