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Lincoln Log Cabin

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well done 19th century living history small farms, fine contrast of traditional and progressive

Loved the interpretive center and movie inside the visitors' center, quilts hanging inside the... read more

Reviewed August 27, 2018
Greenville, Illinois
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The cabin here was lived in by Lincoln's parents. While he never lived here himself, he did visit... read more

Reviewed April 23, 2018
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402 S Lincoln Highway Rd, Lerna, IL 62440-2840
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Reviewed August 27, 2018

Loved the interpretive center and movie inside the visitors' center, quilts hanging inside the theater. Nice restrooms. Museum goes through the time period itself and how the two farms: Lincoln and Sargent - fit in and also contrast to those norms. Then how the park...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank rainofhearts
Reviewed April 23, 2018

The cabin here was lived in by Lincoln's parents. While he never lived here himself, he did visit it. You may wish to know that it's not the original cabin but a replica. There is a very nice historical center with knowledgeable staff. We very...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank IndianaLady
Reviewed October 17, 2017

We were in the area, so thought we would stop by this attraction, as I always enjoy historic landmarks. The website says it is open 7 days a week from 9-5 during October. We made it our first stop on a Tuesday morning and arrived...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Sherry C
Reviewed October 9, 2017

This is a representation of the farm the Abraham Lincoln's parents on the original farm sight. The site is a good place to visit. Just understand that the farm is not Abraham Lincoln's farm. If you are traveling in the area it is a must...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank msterjedi
Reviewed June 21, 2017

The museum was full of information presented in a user-friendly and mullti-generational manner. There were also animals and outdoor activities for children and re-enactors with more information answering specific questions around the Lincoln cabin.

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank mollyfolly2017
Reviewed May 6, 2017

I saw this site listed on one of those quirky "roadside attraction" websites, and it made it sound a bit disappointing. But it wasn't! This is really, really well done and impressive! It's not just the Lincoln cabin. There are barns and another farm and...More

Date of experience: May 2017
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Reviewed April 10, 2017 via mobile

We were in the area visiting family and were so happy to hear about this museum. My daughter is very interested in Abraham Lincoln and his family, so this was a must stop. The visitors center had wonderful displays and information about Thomas and Sarah...More

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank Sweetypoo13
Reviewed March 24, 2017

I was surprised by how developed this place is. I expected a lot less than what is there. I recommend if highly.

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank Clifford W
Reviewed November 1, 2016

I have been going here for years and love it. On the weekends they sometimes dress in period clothing, cook on the fire....Nice place out in the country. They also have a Harvest Frolic in late September.

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank mebrant
Reviewed August 23, 2016

Interesting site; however, not an Abraham Lincoln log cabin. This is the cabin of Tom Lincoln & his family Still a nice demonstration of life in the 1800s, including sheep roaming free around the grounds. Beautifully kept grounds & little museum. 70 miles round trip...More

Date of experience: August 2016
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Response from Clifford W | Reviewed this property |
Mine did not go with me as there were sheep grazing in the near area. I don't think they would appreciate dogs around their chickens either but I would check with the site because I could be wrong.