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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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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...
Hodgenville, KY
lincolnmuseum-ky.org
The museum's main exhibits include a dozen dioramas of pivotal times in the life of the sixteenth president of the United States. The Lincoln Museum's exhibits are historicall...
Lexington, KY
www.mtlhouse.org
The Mary Todd Lincoln House is the girlhood home of the wife of Abraham Lincoln. She brought her husband and children to visit the Todd family here in 1847. The first histor...
Springfield, KY
parks.ky.gov
The house, built in 1797 by Mordecai Lincoln,  is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.  The house is the only existing structure owned and occupied by...
Harrodsburg, KY
parks.ky.gov
A full-scale replica of the fort, built by James Harrod in 1774, is the centerpiece of this park. Cabins and blockhouses are furnished with handmade utensils, furniture, crude...
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