Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park
President Abraham Lincoln is a central figure in the nation's history, especially as it relates to the dissolution of the institution of slavery of African Americans in this country, and of the events leading up to, during, and after the Civil War.
The Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park is home to The First Lincoln Memorial (pre-dating the memorial in Washington D.C. by more than a decade), as well as Abraham Lincoln's Boyhood Home at Knob Creek located nearby. In commemoration of the centennial anniversary of Lincoln's birth, the memorial was built on the knoll above Sinking Spring, where it is believed that Lincoln's original birth cabin stood. President Theodore Roosevelt laid the memorial's cornerstone and construction began on February 12, 1909. It was completed in 1911, and dedicated by President Howard Taft. Enclosed within the memorial is the symbolic birth cabin of President Lincoln.
Lincoln's birthplace is one of the stops on Kentucky's Lincoln Heritage Trail.