Your Guide to Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park
For over a century people from around the world have come to rural Central Kentucky to honor the humble beginnings of our 16th president, Abraham Lincoln.
His early life on Kentucky's frontier shaped his character and prepared him to lead the nation through Civil War.
The country's first memorial to Lincoln, built with donations from young and old, enshrines the symbolic birthplace cabin.
The Birthplace Unit of the park is located approximately 2 miles south of the town of Hodgenville on U.S. Highway 31E South. The Boyhood Home Unit at Knob Creek is located approximately 10 miles northeast of the Birthplace Unit of the park.
GPS: lat:37.5858662, long:-85.67330523
Physical address: 2995 Lincoln Farm Road, Hodgenville, KY, 42748
Mailing address: 2995 Lincoln Farm Road, Hodgenville, KY, 42748
There is no fee associated with visiting either unit of the park.
There are four distinct seasons in Central Kentucky.
However, temperature and weather conditions can vary widely within those seasons.
Spring and Fall are generally pleasant with frequent rain showers.
Summer is usually hot and humid.
Winter is moderately cold with mixed precipitation.
Hours for Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park
The Memorial Building is open 9:00 am - 4:30 pm eastern time with a limited viewing area. The Visitor Center and grounds of the Birthplace Unit are open 9:00 am - 5:00 pm eastern time with one-way traffic flow and social distancing. The Boyhood Home Unit at Knob Creek will be closed August 3, 2020, to July 31, 2021, due to the Lincoln Tavern Rehabilitation Project. View closures: https://www.nps.gov/abli/planyourvisit/hours.htm
Sunday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Monday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Tuesday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Wednesday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Thursday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Friday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Saturday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM