Hodgenville, Kentucky: The Lincoln Museum

A small, home-grown attraction, "Kentucky's official Lincoln Museum" since 1991. The second floor displays items such as a big wall map of the route of Lincoln's Funeral Train. But the first floor is our favorite, with 12 booth-sized wax dummy dioramas that tell the story of Lincoln's life. See boyhood log-cabin Abe reading a book! See soon-to-be-dead Abe at Ford's Theatre, with the door behind him opened a crack to admit his murderer!

Address:
66 Lincoln Square, Hodgenville, KY
Directions:
On the northwest corner of Lincoln Square, at the intersection of N. Lincoln Blvd/Hwy 210 and W. Main St.
Hours:
M-Sa 8:30-4:30, Su 12:30-4:30 (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Phone:
270-358-3163
Admission:
Adults $3.00
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Penny log cabin.

Lincoln Penny Log Cabin

The Lincoln Museum in Hodgenville displays a miniature Lincoln log cabin made of Lincoln pennies. It was painstakingly glued together in the 1980s by Norman Fisher, who lived in Arkansas. The cabin weighs around 100 pounds and contains 11,368 pennies.

[Stephen Francia, 06/24/2020]

Lincoln and Douglas.

The Lincoln Museum

Hodgenville is a small town with a big attraction: the Lincoln Museum. The museum, which is on the National Register of Historic Places, has twelve dioramas displaying various events of the President's life, including Lincoln as a youngster, his rail splitting years, the Lincoln-Douglas debates, the Gettysburg Address, Lee's surrender to Grant at Appomattox, and, of course, Lincoln at Ford's Theatre. The museum also houses exhibits, memorabilia, and the Lincoln Days Art Collection.

[Jan Unsicker, 09/09/2013]
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