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.


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

John Kuebler

Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017

Seemed to be closed when we went, but we were still able to walk around the grounds a bit. It looked like there was some sort of kids camp going on at the time? No signage and nobody around to tell us what was going on and what the place was. Could be way better, but still wasn't horrible.

Brian Fox Ellis

Monday, Sep. 25, 2017

This is one of the best state historic sites in Illinois. They are the only ones to have live animals! They also have a great friends group sponsors a lot of wonderful programs. Well worth the visit.

A. Bryant

Thursday, Aug. 3, 2017

Great family stop! A living historic farm with actors in 1840s wear. Lots of photo opps. We saw sheep and a cow. Has a free walk through museum. All of it set up to be educational and family friendly. Great gift shop!

Laurel Kniskern

Friday, Aug. 18, 2017

This historic site takes one back to 1840-50 farm life. There are options for all ages and many levels of learning about Lincoln's parents and the history of this place in the mid 1800s. Look for a calendar of special events. I caught the 34th annual Bluegrass festival.