One of Indiana's Best Historic Destinations
Dedicated to Abraham Lincoln, Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial commemorates the pioneer community where a young Abe and his family lived from 1816 to 1830.
Inside the national park's Visitor Center, you can visit two Memorial Halls and a museum, watch an orientation film, and shop in the bookstore. A quiet walk along the park's scenic trails will reveal significant historical sites, including the gravesite of Lincoln's mother, Nancy Hanks Lincoln, and the Cabin Site Memorial which marks the spot where the Lincoln family's 1829 cabin was believed to have stood.
The park also features the Living Historical Farm, a re-created and working pioneer homestead. Visitors can explore a cabin, outbuildings, and split rail fences as rangers in period clothing and an assortment of animals roam the area. The farm is open all year and staffed from mid-April through September.