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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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Very little to see

Normally I'm quite ra-ra-ra about national park sites, particularly with Lincoln involved, but this... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Interesting details of Lincoln's early life

The Lincoln Inn on the property is not open, but you can explore around the outside. There are a... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Guy S
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Route 31E, Knob Creek Farm, Hodgenville, KY
+1 270-358-3137
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Normally I'm quite ra-ra-ra about national park sites, particularly with Lincoln involved, but this isn't really that great. Yes, it's an original location and they have a cabin that looks like what was around that time, but you cannot go in and there's absolutely nothing...More

Thank Hatzlacha
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Lincoln Inn on the property is not open, but you can explore around the outside. There are a number of displays and plaques and a log cabin that belonged to the family of one of his boyhood friends. One of the displays talks about...More

1  Thank Guy S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was a great little place to stop with a lovely drive to get there. The surround grounds have plaques with great info and you can walk around and enjoy nature at your leisure. I'd recommend this to anyone with a few minutes to kill...More

Thank Hart_Serenity
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We visited here after seeing the Lincoln Birthplace. As it was Mid-April, there were no guides or attendants to answer questions or tell about the area. This is not the Lincoln family cabin but a neighbors cabin as Lincolns cabin was destroyed earlier. We walked...More

Thank IndianaLynn53
Reviewed 16 April 2017

This is a small site. It is run by the National Park Service and as always is well maintained. The log cabin on site is actually made from one of the Lincoln family's neighbors so it is contemporaneous. There is another historical building on the...More

Thank Geoff C
Reviewed 13 April 2017

It was simply amazing! The park rangers will definitely have plenty of stories to tell from this simply majestical place! Down by the creek you can read about a hero in the days of Lincoln, while listening to the gentle rushing of the creek. Very...More

Thank Andrea F
Reviewed 3 April 2017

We tried to follow the signs from Lincoln's birthplace, but we were unable to find his boyhood home.

Thank Chris S
Reviewed 1 April 2017 via mobile

Knob creek is a beautiful little stop. When we visited, the visitor center and log home were closed, but we drove into the parking lot, and got out to enjoy the view. I would suggest anyone interested in history stop here.

Thank AndieG1603
Reviewed 22 March 2017

A bonus visit on our way to the Makers Mark distillery! Signs were posted along the route, so it was easy to find. Wide open spaces when you enter the historical sight. A guide was present to give us a good background on the cabin...More

Thank Michael S
Reviewed 21 March 2017

Not too much to see and the little office was closed. NO bathroom facility at this site. I'm sure the view is prettier in warmer weather. Nice stop for a picnic lunch maybe.

Thank tinaz494
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Angela R
Hi we will be traveling from IL in Aug 2015 will this location still be closed?
28 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