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Kentucky Lincoln Heritage TrailWe're all probably familiar with the Abraham Lincoln background story–he served as the sixteenth President of the United States, and is one of the most iconic figures in the history of our nation. Kentucky is the birthplace of Abraham Lincoln, a man whose legacy is still vigorously discussed and debated even today.

Although Lincoln lived in Kentucky but a short period of time, much of his life was predicated on his relationships to Kentucky and its people. And the circumstances and issues that surrounded him, divided this country into a bloody Civil War, and shaped our country after that war are very much a part of the Kentucky story.

We invite you to rediscover the Abraham Lincoln story here in Kentucky. Visit the birthplace of Abraham Lincoln at the Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park, and the Abraham Lincoln Boyhood Home, as well as other sites on the Lincoln Heritage Trail that shed light on more Abraham Lincoln background information.

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Hodgenville, KY
www.nps.gov/abli
There's Only One...Birthplace of Abraham Lincoln. Built at the location of Lincoln's birth the solid marble, neoclassical monument houses the symbolic cabin of Lincoln's birth...
Hodgenville, KY
www.nps.gov/abli/planyourvisit/boyhood-home.htm
Privately owned until November 2001, the Abraham Lincoln Boyhood Home at Knob Creek is now part of the National Park System as a unit of Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Hi...
Lexington, KY
www.henryclay.org
The magnificent 18-room mansion stands in the heart of one of Lexington's most beautiful residential districts, a reminder of the rich heritage left by Henry Clay and his dece...
Louisville, KY
www.historichomes.org
Completed in 1816, Farmington was the center of a 550 acre hemp plantation owned by the Speed family and sustained by nearly 60 enslaved African Americans. Abraham Lincoln, a ...
Elizabethtown, KY
www.hardinkyhistory.org
Hardin County History Museum has been collecting and preserving artifacts, documents and other memorabilia that tells the story of Hardin County from its early Indian inhabita...
Frankfort, KY
www.historicproperties.ky.gov/hp/capitol
Guided tours. Reservations for groups suggested. Hours: Monday - Friday 8:30am-3:00pm, closed weekends. Guided tours will be given on the hour and half hour on weekdays . Only...
Elizabethtown, KY
www.touretown.com
Sarah Bush Johnston Lincoln Memorial: The memorial cabin was built in 1992, Kentucky's Bicentennial year, from handhewn logs that were 122 years old at the time. It is a clos...
Springfield, KY
parks.ky.gov
The 18-hole regulation course accents the gentle, rolling hills of this historic setting. The course features a pro-shop with golf merchandise and equipment, rental clubs, dri...
Springfield, KY
www.seespringfieldky.com/history
The Lincoln Legacy Museum is located in the historic 1816 Washington County Courthouse.  The museum tells the complete story of Lincoln’s life, beginning with his m...
Louisville, KY
www.LouisvilleWaterfront.com/projects/lincoln
The Lincoln Memorial at Waterfront Park uses sculptural elements, artistic expression, and Abraham Lincoln’s own words to convey Lincoln’s lifelong ties to Kentuck...
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