Lincoln City, Indiana: Bronzed Foundation of Lincoln's Cabin

All that was left of Abe's boyhood cabin was its foundation, so historians bronzed it. Left unbronzed was the gravestone of Lincoln's mom, who's buried only a few feet away.

Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial

Hwy 345/CR-300E, Lincoln City, IN
Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial. I-64 exit 57. US 231 south around seven miles to Gentryville, then west on Hwy 162 for two miles. When you reach the Memorial, turn left onto dead-end Hwy 345/300 E for a half-mile to the parking area on the right. From the back of the parking area take the trail leading north (left) to the Cabin site.
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Bronzed Foundation of Lincoln's Boyhood Home
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Lincoln Boyhood Home National Memorial

We just spent the day walking the trails at the Lincoln boyhood national memorial in Lincoln, In. They have a museum ($3.00 per person, $5.00 family) that you can tour but the real attraction is the Lincoln farm. Normally they have period workers farming and doing the daily chores one would do on a 1800s farm but since it was a weekday no one was on duty besides the chickens. They have a reproduction cabin, barns and smokehouse.

The highlight is the original Abe Lincoln boyhood cabin's foundation that has been bronzed and has a stone fence around it. Go 300 yards one way to see the gravesite of Nancy Hanks Lincoln (Abe's mom) or 300 the other way to see a well where the Lincoln family fetched its drinking water.

Just down the road from Santa Claus, IN -- home of the world's first amusement park.

[derek, 11/28/2002]
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