An early 19th century Kentucky cabin, symbolic of the one in which Lincoln was born, is preserved in a memorial building at the site of his birth. Climb the memorial’s 56 steps, one for each year of Lincoln’s life, and visit the “Sinking Spring” where the Lincoln family drew water.
LINCOLN’S BOYHOOD HOME:
The home where Abraham Lincoln lived until he was eight years old. It was here on the 228-acre Knob Creek farm that he first saw slaves transported along the public road.
THE LINCOLN MUSEUM:
The museum portrays Lincoln’s life through a series of life-size dioramas. Civil War memorabilia, along with an art exhibit, is also part of the collection.
WASHINGTON COUNTY COURTHOUSE:
This is Kentucky’s oldest courthouse in continuous use, with records dating from 1792. The marriage documents of Lincoln’s parents, Nancy Hanks and Thomas Lincoln can be seen here.