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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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Well worth a visit

A interesting visit to a log cabin and the first place Lincoln really remembered. Easy parking and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
BelgianSheepdogGirl
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Oregon
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Another piece of Lincoln histroy

The farm that Tom Lincoln owned before the move to Kentucky it was here that Abraham was born. The... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Thomas S
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Memphis, Tennessee
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“log cabin” (17 reviews)
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Route 31E, Knob Creek Farm, Hodgenville, KY
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+1 270-358-3137
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"original site"
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"his life"
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A interesting visit to a log cabin and the first place Lincoln really remembered. Easy parking and just off the road with nice clean restrooms makes a very nice stop. Perfect for dog walkers and history buffs! Also the site is totally free.

Thank BelgianSheepdogGirl
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The farm that Tom Lincoln owned before the move to Kentucky it was here that Abraham was born. The tavern on site was a commercial operation.

Thank Thomas S
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After visiting the birthplace of Lincoln, I drove about 10 miles to see his boyhood home. From what I read, back in those days, landlines criss-crossed and that was the reason the Lincolns had to move to this area. Their land was actually sitting on...More

Thank BamaGal83
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Reviewed March 17, 2018 via mobile

Nice to go see if you're in the area. We were in Hodgenville to visit the Memorial and drove to see the boyhood home spot while we're in the area. Beautiful. There is the creek, a tavern and the cabin of Lincoln's boyhood friend. On...More

Thank dasg23
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Reviewed January 28, 2018

This attraction is definitely smaller and more simple that the Abe Lincoln birthplace historic park. By itself it would not be worth the trip, but since it's only 20 minutes away from the much bigger attraction I would recommend stopping by and spending a few...More

Thank Brad W
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Reviewed November 20, 2017 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.

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Reviewed November 12, 2017

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
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Reviewed October 31, 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
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Reviewed October 19, 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
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Reviewed October 2, 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
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Angela R
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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
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