The boys and I stopped by the town of Santa Claus for a visit ( you can read about that here) and then went to learn more about one of my favorite president’s lives.
The outside of the museum building was very detailed with quotes and various scenes from Lincoln’s life.
Our tour inside the museum started with a visual comparison of a life-size Lincoln and an educational movie about his early life while living in Indiana.
One of the observations that we made was that Lincoln had very large feet. You can slip your foot into a sample of his shoe size.
The museum gave a great timeline and insight into Abe Lincoln’s early life.
Facing the opposite of the museum is Indiana’s largest flagpole.
As you walk closer to the flagpole, you have a few options of trails to explore.
One of the trails takes you to the gravesite of Lincoln’s mom (Nancy Hanks Lincoln.)
A little farther down the trail is the Thomas Lincoln Farm and cabin site memorial.
It’s amazing how small the original home was compared to today’s standards.
We looped back to the trail of twelve stones.
Each stone is from a significant time in Lincoln’s history.
The boys felt the need to deliver a speech for the occasion.
I didn’t show you all of the stones so you will have to visit the site to see for yourself.
Your kids can get an activity book at the front desk and earn a badge and special certificate upon completion of the booklet before leaving.
Visiting Lincoln’s Boyhood home was a great way to get insight into the formative years of such an incredible president.
Lincoln’s Boyhood Home is located on Indiana Highway 162.
From Interstate 64, exit onto US 231, (exit 57A). Travel south on US 231 to Indiana Highway 162. Turn right (west) on Indiana Highway 162 for 1-1/2 miles. Park is on your right.
$3.00 per person
$5.00 per family
The entrance fee includes the Memorial Visitor Center, Lincoln Living Historical Farm, and Grounds.
You can learn more about planning your visit from the Lincoln Boyhood Home Memorial Site website.
Disclosure: We were given complimentary admission for review purposes. All opinions are my own.