"Lincoln Log Cabin State Historic Site" Illinois Off The Beaten Path Tip by Stephen-KarenConn

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Lincoln Log Cabin State Historic Site preserves the farm and home of the parents of President Abraham Lincoln. "Where 1845 Comes Alive" is the slogan of this very interesting Park. Visitors not only see old may see a log cabin, barn and out buildings, but also heirloom crops and old breed animals being raised using historic methods.

Throughout the year various special events are held with demonstrations of plowing by draft horses & mules, spinning wool, weaving, natural dyeing etc. Other activities include a bluegrass jam, barn dance, agricultural fair and Christmas candlelight tours. This is a good place no only to learn more about America's 16th president, but also to learn of our pre-industrial heritage. It's a bit off the beaten path, but well worth seeking out.

Address:
400 S. Lincoln Hwy. Rd.
Lerna, IL 62440

Directions:
In east-central Illinois, a few miles south of the towns of Charleston and Mattoon. Follow the highway signs from either I-57 or I-70.

Phone: 1-217-345-1845
Website: http://www.lincolnlogcabin.org

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Oct 13, 2006
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