We'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.
Lincoln lived in Kentucky for only a short period of time, time during his childhood before his family moved to Illinois. However, much of his life
was predicated on his relationships to Kentucky and its people in general. The circumstances
and major issues that surrounded him, divided this country into a bloody Civil War, and
shaped the nation during Reconstruction are very much a part of the Kentucky story.
We invite you to rediscover the full timeline of the Abraham Lincoln story here in Kentucky.
Visit the birthplace of Abraham Lincoln at the Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park to view the spot where Lincoln was born, and learn facts about this great American leader at
Abraham Lincoln Boyhood Home, as well as other historic sites on the Lincoln Heritage Trail
that shed light on more Abraham Lincoln background information.
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Home of Cassius Marcellus Clay, fiery emancipationist, publisher and U.S. minister to Russia appointed by Abraham Lincoln. Forty-four-room Italianate mansion. Features loom ho...
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 birt...
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...
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 desc...
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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 ...
opening its doors in the fall of 2003, the Hardin County History Museum
has been collecting and preserving artifacts, documents and other
memorabilia that tells the s...
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...
The Lincoln Homestead 18 hole golf course, designed by Perry and J. Press Maxwell, takes advantage of the natural rolling hills of central Kentucky.
With four tee loca...
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...
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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