Abraham Lincoln spent his youth in this Indiana town, which today is filled with historic sites and documentation of Lincoln’s life here. Start at the Memorial Visitor Center, where you can grab a park brochure, map and trail guide. Also catch the 15-minute film that gives the backstory of Lincoln’s life in Indiana. In the park museum, you’ll see Lincoln’s life documented in a number of exhibits and displays.
At the Living Historical Farm, you can experience day-to-day life in the 1820s. A working pioneer homestead, visitors can explore a log cabin, walk through the gardens and crop fields, and see rangers dressed in period clothing as they complete the many activities necessary to keep a farm going.
As a national park, there are many activities and special events going on throughout the year.
The Memorial Visitor Center generally is open daily from April to October from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. From October to mid-April, the center is open Monday and Tuesday from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Wednesday through Sunday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Lincoln Living Historical Farm generally is staffed daily from May through September from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
A park pass is $5 per person or $10 per family. Children age 16 and younger are free. All park passes are valid for seven days. NOTE: The park accepts only cash or check. Because this is a national park, National Park Service and Federal Recreational Lands passes are accepted. The park also participates in the national parks’ annual fee-free days, so check the website to find out exact dates for these free-admission days.