DescriptionOn the southwest edge of the state, Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial is 40 miles east of Evansville off I-64 exit 57A, south on US 231, then east on SR 162 to Lincoln City. The 200-acre site preserves the farm where Abraham Lincoln lived 1816-30. The memorial park includes the reconstructed farm site, a visitor center and the burial site of Lincoln's mother, Nancy Hanks Lincoln, who died when Lincoln was 9 years old.
Allow 1 hour, 30 minutes minimum. Grounds open daily dawn-dusk and the visitor center is open 8-5, mid-Apr. to late Sept.; Wed.-Sun. 8-4, Mon.-Tues. 7-3, rest of year. Closed Jan. 1, Thanksgiving and Christmas. Admission (including Living Historical Farm and Memorial Visitor Center) $5; $10 (family). Phone (812) 937-4541.
Things to SeeLiving Historical Farm
GEM DescriptionAbraham Lincoln spent his formative years on this rural family farm where his mother is buried.