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“Good history lesson”

Lincoln Homestead State Park
San Angelo, Texas
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45 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Good history lesson”
Reviewed 16 June 2013

We learned a lot about Lincoln that we did not know. the old buildings were very interesting and the information about each was nice to laern about. However we were disappointed because we did not get to go inside the buildings

Visited June 2013
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Springfield, Kentucky
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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“Lincoln's Parents were married here.”
Reviewed 25 February 2013

Everytime we have new people visit we take them out to go through the buildings and to read the plaques . Several times over my lifetime they have had a reenactment of Abe's parents marriage. I think KET may have a film set out there.

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danville ky
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27 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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“kentuckys past is here”
Reviewed 10 October 2012

hard to find location but worth the effort. need better advertising for this park. it is well worth the visit and it is nice to see how people lived in that era. affordible family trip

Visited September 2012
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Texarkana, Texas
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613 reviews
171 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 235 helpful votes
“The third stop in the Lincoln Trail in Kentucky”
Reviewed 22 June 2012

I visited Lincoln's birthplace and the Knob Creek farm in Larue County, KY, then headed east to Washington County, KY and the Lincoln Homestead State Park, located north of the county seat of Springfield, KY. I arrived after 5 PM when the museum was already closed, but I could still visit the historical sights and read the historical markers. The first stop was Mordecai Lincoln's home. This was where Abraham Lincoln's Uncle Mordecai lived. Nearby was the home of Lincoln's grandmother, the widow of Lincoln's grandfather, who was also named Abraham Lincoln. He had been killed by the Indians in Jefferson County, KY when Lincoln's father, Thomas, was still a boy. Thomas Lincoln grew up in this part of Washington County, before heading west to Hardin County, around Elizabethtown. He returned here to marry Nancy Hanks. Lincoln had said all that he came to be was due to the intelligence and love that he received from his mother. One can feel her spirit at this site, and there is a memorial in her honor. Abraham Lincoln didn't live in Washington County, KY, but this State Park is an important site in understanding Lincoln's family and his roots.

Visited June 2012
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cincinnati
2 reviews
“friends group”
Reviewed 29 April 2012

visitors center was closed but outside plaques were informative

Visited April 2012
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