Voted "Best In Kentucky" in 2022, The Lincoln Museum is a visit your do not want to skip.
"Working in conjunction with Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park, the Lincoln Museum is designed to lead the visitor on a walk through Lincoln’s life from the Kentucky cabin years to Washington’s Ford’s Theatre via a series of room size dioramas,
life size wax figures and authentic period pieces which bring history to life for all ages within the architectural beauty of the National Register buildings which house these and many other exhibits and collections."
Iris LaRue, Director
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. Visit our country's first memorial to Lincoln, built with donations from young and old, and the site of his childhood home.
The Lincoln family lived on 30 acres of the 228 acre Knob Creek Farm from the time Abraham was two and a half until he was almost eight years old. Here he learned to talk and soon grew big enough to run errands, such as carrying water and gathering wood for the fires. Abraham recalled in later years numerous memories of his childhood here; a stone house he had passed while taking corn to Hodgen's Mill; a certain big tree that had attracted his boyish fancy; the old homestead; the clear stream where he fished, and the surrounding hills where he picked berries were all impressed on his mind.