Abraham Lincoln’s Birthplace, Hodgenville, Kentucky

It was on this site on February 12, 1809 that Abraham Lincoln was born at Sinking Spring Farm. Today this forested parcel has been preserved as a National Historic Park for visitors to explore the land that was the first home to the future 16th President of the United States.

Abraham Lincoln’s Birthplace, Hodgenville, Kentucky

The place of Lincoln’s birth was a small one-room log cabin that provided a safe shelter for the family in the chilly winters of central Kentucky. Although the original cabin has since been dismantled and lost, a replica was erected. Inside the elaborate building that was placed as a shrine to Lincoln’s birthplace stands this remanufactured cabin. This reproduction is thought to be created the same as the original cabin that once served as a home at Sinking Spring Farm. In fact, Sinking Spring was an excellent water source for the Lincoln family during their residence at the farm.

Although Abraham Lincoln said that he had no memories from the Sinking Spring Farm it is still a significant location in his life. Many historians and tourists visit this landmark to commemorate Lincoln’s life in Kentucky and by embracing his childhood. Also nearby is another of Lincoln’s childhood farms where he spent several years. This residence is called Knob Creek Farm and for more information please visit https://adventureswithvioletsky.com/2020/07/31/knob-creek-farm/.

Violet Sky at Abraham Lincoln’s Birthplace, Hodgenville, Kentucky

The Abraham Lincoln Birthplace is located about an hour south of Louisville in Hodgenville. This historic site is free to visit and is open daily. For updated hours and information please visit https://www.nps.gov/abli/planyourvisit/hours.htm.

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Thanks for reading and as always, keep on truckin’!

-Violet Sky

About the Author Violet Sky

Violet Sky has had a life long passion for adventure! Growing up in Michigan and spending time traveling to over 31 states on family vacations by her eighteenth birthday gave her an appreciation for the open road. After finding the most beautiful beach she has dedicated her home port to Panama City Beach, Florida.

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