Established in 1932 as a memorial to Abraham's mother, Nancy Hanks Lincoln, this 1747-acre recreational haven offers an array of outdoor activities amidst the forested hills of Southern Indiana.
Visitors can hike, swim, camp, and even catch a play at the Lincoln Amphitheatre. Lincoln State Park also features the grave of Sarah Lincoln Grigsby, Abraham's sister.
Just up the road (Boone Street, Gentryville) is the historic home of young Abraham Lincoln employer, Colonel William Jones. This restored 1834 Federal-design home offers a unique look at the early development of Indiana.