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Lincoln Log Cabin State Historic Site

402 South Lincoln Highway

Lincoln Log Cabin State Historic Site preserves the site of the 1840s farm of Thomas and Sarah Bush Lincoln, father and stepmother of our 16th president. Abraham Lincoln was a lawyer living in Springfield by the time his parents moved here in 1837, but he did visit them periodically.

Today, Lincoln Log Cabin is an 86-acre historic site that is owned and operated by the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency, Division of Historic Sites. The site includes an accurate reproduction of the Lincolns' two-room cabin that was constructed on the original cabin site in 1935 as a CCC (Civilian Conservation Corps) project. A working living history farm has been developed around the cabin, and a second farmstead, the Stephen Sargent Farm, has been moved to the site to help broaden visitors' understanding of 1840s rural life in Illinois. One mile north is the Moore Home State Historic Site, a reconstructed frame home where Abraham Lincoln bid his stepmother farewell in January of 1861 before leaving to assume the Presidency.


BJ Fessant

Sunday, May 13, 2018
Took a group of 5th grade students there on a field trip. Kids enjoyed making candles and mucking the sheep barn among other time period activities.

Laurie Butler

Thursday, May 3, 2018
The welcome center folks were very nice. The museum was small but okay. The grounds? Well even though it was early in the day, the staff locked everything up when they saw us coming. We saw them tearing out of the driveway as soon as they were out of their costumes.

Elizabeth Wong

Friday, Feb. 23, 2018
Was only about 10 min away from Eastern Illinois University. Docent on hand at visitor center was attentive even tho we were the only two people there...he was also very knowledgeable. Center interesting and provides great context too. Worth a little time. Wish I could l've visited during their interactive immersive experience season when they reinacte and recreate the two styles of farm it's just a lovely peaceful state park in winter.

Casey Tibbs

Sunday, May 20, 2018
Our family always enjoys our visits! Too bad there wasn't a bluegrass jam this time!

brian bamberger

Monday, Sep. 11, 2017
It is very quite and nice nothing much to do here other then to see some out buildings on how it use to be back in the day. Actual Lincoln himself has never been to this farm directly even though family lived here. Small nice simple gift shop. If your in the area not so bad to visit but to make a trip out of no where from a distance maybe not so worth it then

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