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Historic Sites of Interest to Lincoln Buffs

Please check open hours before you go!  Some sites have odd schedules, or only have buildings open for special events. 



Historic Martin’s Station (Wilderness Road State Park, 8051 Wilderness Rd. Trail, Ewing, VA) 
Outdoor living history museum circa 1775 on the Virginia side of the Cumberland Gap.  Also has a southeast native American village and 8.5 mile Wilderness Road Trail which connects with the Cumberland Gap National Historical Park.   



Cumberland Gap National Historical Park (NPS)  (91 Bartlett Park Rd. Middlesboro KY) 

Fort Boonesborough State Park (4375 Boonesborough Rd.  Richmond,  Ky) 
Reconstructed Boone’s Station 

Old Fort Harrod State Park (100 S College St., Harrodsburg KY) 
Re-created Harrodsburg (approximately half the size of the original settlement) and the Lincoln Marriage Temple, the log cabin in which Thomas and Nancy were married, now housed inside a brick building.  

Long Run Baptist Church and Cemetery  (Old Stage Coach Rd., Louisville KY.) 
Site of Captain Abraham Lincoln’s murder by native Americans in 1786, as well as the ruins of the church that was built on the foundation of the cabin he built for his family.   

Lincoln Homestead State Park (5079 Lincoln Park Rd., Springfield KY) 
Several log buildings represent the community in which Thomas and Nancy grew up.  About 1 mile away stands the Mordecai Lincoln House, home of Abraham’s uncle: the only existing structure of the Lincoln Family standing on its original site.  

Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park (NPS) 
(2995 Lincoln Farm Rd. Hodgenville, KY) 

Boyhood Home - Knob Creek (NPS) (7120 Bardstown Rd. Hodgenville, KY)  
Site of the Lincoln home when Abraham was ages 2-7, with his first memories.  1930’s log Tavern. 

Mary Todd Lincoln House (578 W Main St., Lexington KY)  
The home of the Todd family beginning when Mary was age 13.  She, Abraham, and their children were known to visit there multiple times.   



Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial (NPS) (2916 E South Street, Lincoln City, IN.) 
Site of the Lincoln farm Thomas established when Abraham was only 7 years old, with historic structures brought in from the local area.  Kitchen gardens, a carpentry shop, farm animals and crop fields offer the feel of a working farm.  Also, 1930s Memorial Building with carved panels representing Abraham’s life, gravesite of his mother Nancy, and the Trail of 12 Stones, each from a site significant to Abraham Lincoln.   
Foundation of the 2-room cabin the Lincolns built just before moving to Illinois.   


Lincoln Log Cabin State Historic Site (402 S. Lincoln Hwy Rd., Lerna, IL  62440) 
A working living history farm on the homesite of Thomas and Sarah Bush Lincoln.  Reproduction of their two-room log cabin, built by the CCC in 1935-36, along with a second historic farmstead moved to the site.  Includes The Lincoln Cemetery.   

Lincoln’s New Salem State Historic Site (15588 History Lane, Petersburg, IL)  
About 20 miles Northwest of Springfield is a reconstruction of the village where Abraham Lincoln spent his early adulthood.  A walking tour of the neighborhood goes past many historic structures, including Transylvania University, the first college west of the Appalachian Mountains.   

Old State Capitol Grounds (1 Old State Capitol Plaza) 

Lincoln-Herndon Law Offices State Historic Site (6th & Adams Streets, Springfield IL)  

Lincoln Home (NPS) (426 S 7th St. Springfield IL) 
The only home Abraham ever owned, where he and his family lived for 17 years.  Four blocks of the neighborhood are preserved.   

Lincoln Depot (930 E Monroe St. Springfield)  
The train station from which Abraham left Springfield  

Lincoln’s Tomb (Oak Ridge Cemetery, 1500 Monument Ave. Springfield IL) 

Lincoln Heritage Museum (300 Keokuk Street, Lincoln IL) 
On the grounds of Lincoln College, founded in 1865: groundbreaking for the first college building as on Abraham’s birthday.  The college is now permanently closed.  

Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum (212 N 6th Street, Springfield IL)