If you are interested in learning about our 16th President, Abraham Lincoln, then you need to actually go to the historic sites that have connections to this President. Here is an ultimate road trip that will let you see the highlights of historical sites with Abraham Lincoln connections.
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Ultimate Abraham Lincoln Road Trip
This summer we checked off the last of these locations on this Ultimate Lincoln Landmark Road Trip. How many stops have you made?
No time for the full trip? No problem! Just go to one at a time and start checking them off as you go!
- Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park
- Abraham Lincoln’s Boyhood Home at Knob Creek
- Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial
- Lincoln Home National Historic Site (and tomb)
- Gettysburg National Military Park
- Ford’s Theatre
- Lincoln Memorial
Stop #1: Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park
2995 Lincoln Farm Rd
Hodgenville, KY 42748
Every list should start at the beginning, right? As a Kentucky girl, I am proud to claim the birthplace of President Abraham Lincoln just an hour from where I call home!
For over a century people from around the world have come to rural Central Kentucky to honor the humble beginnings of our 16th president, Abraham Lincoln. His early life on Kentucky’s frontier shaped his character and prepared him to lead the nation through Civil War. The country’s first memorial to Lincoln, built with donations from young and old, enshrines the symbolic birthplace cabin.
Travel distance to Stop #2: 10 miles
Stop #2: Abraham Lincoln’s Boyhood Home at Knob Creek
7120 Bardstown Rd
Hodgenville, KY 42748
Travel distance to Stop #3: 2 hours
Stop #3: Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial
3027 E S St,
Lincoln City, IN 47552
Read all about the Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial and be prepared for your visit.
Travel distance to Stop #4: 4 hours
Stop #4: Lincoln Home National Historic Site
413 S 8th St
Springfield, IL 62701
Read about Lincoln Home National Historic Site
Springfield, IL 62702
Travel distance to Stop #5: 11 1/2 hours
Stop #5: Gettysburg National Military Park
1195 Baltimore Street
Gettysburg, PA 17325
Read about Gettysburg National Military Park
Travel distance to Stop #6: 1 1/2 hours
Stop #6: Ford’s Theatre
511 10th St NW
Washington, DC 20004
Ford’s Theatre is where he was shot, but he actually died in the Peterson House across the street.
Read about Ford’s Theatre
Travel distance to Stop #7: 10 minutes
Stop #7: Lincoln Memorial
Washington, DC 20037
Love learning about our presidents? Check out our visit to Monticello – home of Thomas Jefferson.