Indiana's First National Park Service Property
Visit the site where Abraham Lincoln spent his childhood and learn about the lives of the Lincoln family, who lived here in a pioneer community from 1816 to 1830. This National Park Service property offers a glimpse into the young pioneer life of our 16th president.
The Visitor Center features two Memorial Halls, a museum with a variety of exhibits, and an orientation film. Books, pioneer toys, Abe Lincoln hats, and other educational materials are available for purchase in the bookstore.
Take a peaceful walk up the wooded Lincoln Boyhood Trail to the gravesite of Abraham Lincoln’s mother, Nancy Hanks Lincoln, and to the Cabin Site Memorial during a self-guided walking tour.
Living Historical Farm
The Living Historical Farm is a re-created and working pioneer homestead with a cabin, outbuildings, split rail fences, animals, gardens, and field crops. Rangers in period clothing perform a variety of activities typical to those of the 1820s. Grounds are open year round and the farm is staffed from mid-April through September. The Living Historical Farm, in the Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial, is located on Highway 162 across from Lincoln State Park in Lincoln City.