08 Aug

Ultimate Abraham Lincoln Road Trip

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!

  1. Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park
  2. Abraham Lincoln’s Boyhood Home at Knob Creek
  3. Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial
  4. Lincoln Home National Historic Site (and tomb)
  5. Gettysburg National Military Park
  6. Ford’s Theatre
  7. Lincoln Memorial
Lincoln Landmark Roadtrip


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.

Read about Lincoln’s Birthplace

Abraham Lincoln Birthplace



Travel distance to Stop #2: 10 miles

Stop #2: Abraham Lincoln’s Boyhood Home at Knob Creek

7120 Bardstown Rd
Hodgenville, KY 42748

Lincoln Boyhood Home at Knob Creek

Travel distance to Stop #3: 2 hours

Stop #3: Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial

3027 E S St,
Lincoln City, IN 47552

Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial

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

Lincoln Homeplace in Springfield
Lincoln Home place in Springfield

Read about Lincoln Home National Historic Site
Lincoln’s Tomb
Springfield, IL 62702

Visiting President Lincoln's Tomb
Visiting President Lincoln’s Tomb

Travel distance to Stop #5: 11 1/2 hours

Stop #5: Gettysburg National Military Park

1195 Baltimore Street
Gettysburg, PA 17325

gettysburg-monument

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

Ford’s Theatre is where he was shot, but he actually died in the Peterson House across the street.

The house where Abraham Lincoln died.

Read about Ford’s Theatre
Travel distance to Stop #7: 10 minutes

Stop #7: Lincoln Memorial

Cir NW
Washington, DC 20037

Lincoln Memorial

How to do a Monument Walking Tour in Washington DC


Love learning about our presidents? Check out our visit to Monticello – home of Thomas Jefferson.

Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello

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