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Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park
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Owner description: On February 12, 1809, Abraham Lincoln was born in a one-room log cabin, similar to the authentic 19th-century cabin preserved here.
Reviewed 2 April 2018

Another National park on our quest to visit as many parks as possible. This memorial is the first to honor President Lincoln. There are trails, a museum and a visitor center in the park. A most see piece of history.

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Reviewed 2 April 2018

Talk about having your breath taken away. I got here a few minutes after the park closing so I grabbed a hotel so I could return in the morning. It was so worth the overnight stay.

Obviously, the log cabin inside of this monument isn't his, but they tell you that. It's close enough and old enough to be fascinating all on its own. This entire area is thick with history. No charge to go inside and there is an incredible museum that portrays his life and a great little gift store (where I purchased a Lincoln Hat) as well as places to rest and use the facilities.

A few miles away is his boyhood home and I went there as well. Just recently I drove to the Ford Theater in DC to see where he was assassinated and I traveled to Gettysburg years before.

Oddly enough his museum is in Illinois. Bummer! But I'll make it there one day too.

2  Thank Charrie63
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Reviewed 23 March 2018

Had a little time to kill and decided to go see where one of our most famous presidents was born, Abraham Lincoln. The home in which he was born is preserved in a museum type setting very closely resembling the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC. It is known as the First Lincoln Memorial. After stopping by the Visitor's Center to pay your entrance fee, you can get there by one of two ways. There is a path for handicapped individuals and then there is going straight up the 56 steps to the memorial. Interestingly, there are 16 windows and 16 rosettes in the memorial which symbolize that Lincoln was our 16th President. Atop the steps you have a beautiful view of the surrounding woods and the flag below. You can also see the Sinking Spring which is where the Lincolns got their water. There are a few steps down to the spring but it's a soothing area. I got there close to closing time, but I still had plenty of time to see the museum in the visitor's center, the memorial and the spring.

Thank BamaGal83
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Reviewed 17 March 2018 via mobile

Beautiful place. We really enjoyed this outing. We went to the Presidential Museum and Lincoln house in Springfield, Illinois and love it so much we started looking for other Lincoln sites. This memorial is great. The birth cabin is worth the trip. Even though may or may not be the cabin...it's made of of 3 cabins from the era which one of the cabins is thought to be Lincoln's birth cabin. Still it's wonderful and the lady in the memorial with the cabin was full of knowledge on the subject. Grounds were beautiful to walk and learn from the Lincoln time.

Thank dasg23
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Reviewed 15 March 2018 via mobile

Abraham Lincoln’s birthplace is worth visiting. The Welcome Center has a good bit of information with displays & a short movie. The spring & the monument will take less time. Overall, it is a good stop especially for schooled children & adults that haven’t visited before.

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