Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Site encompasses a total area of about 345 acres of land in LaRue County, Kentucky. This national historic park was established on July 17, 1916, and is mainly comprised of two units including the Boyhood Home Unit at Knob Creek and the Birthplace Unit near the town of Hodgenville.
These two units can be accessed using U.S. Highway 31E South to the Birthplace Unit and by driving about 10 miles northeast of the Birthplace unit to the Boyhood Home Unit at Knob Creek. The original Abraham Lincoln commemoration was constructed by the Lincoln Farm Association and later donated the site to the federal government in 1916.
The War Department managed the memorial until 1933 before transferring their authority over the park's management to the national park service. The Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Site was after that designated as a National Historical Park on August 1939 and after that re-designated the Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Site on September 1959.
The historic site's coverage was later expanded to include Knob Creek on November 1998, and on March 2009 the two sites were together designated as a National Historical Park. Besides the historical significance of this park, there are other attractions to the park including about 90 species of shrubs, trees, and woody vines as well as wildlife that use these plant species as the source of their food. There are also several bird species in the area.
You are permitted to bring your dog to the park although you must abide by the heavy restrictions that are designed to protect the habitat, wildlife, and visitors. Some of the basic rules that need to be observed are as follows. First, you are allowed to bring your dog on most trails, but your dog must be leashed (a maximum of, six-feet-long).
Additionally, dog owners are responsible for removal and proper disposal of their dog’s solid waste. As a dog owner, you are also responsible for protecting your dog from poisonous plants and the harsh environmental conditions including heat. If you are a history buff (or even if you aren't) take your buddy to enjoy the Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Site today.