Kentucky Lincoln

Kentucky Lincoln Heritage Trail

Many places and people throughout Kentucky history influenced the life of President Lincoln.  There are many sites outside the corridor of the Lincoln Heritage National Scenic Byway that interpret this important story.  Each of these sites are explored more closely on the Lincoln Heritage Trail.


The Filson Historical Society  in Louisville is hosting  “United We Stand – Divided We Fall:  The Civil War in Kentucky”  an exhibit which commemorates the sesquicentennial of the Civil War and focuses on the war in Kentucky and the Ohio Valley region.  The exhibit includes a number of Lincoln related manuscripts and images and is free and open to the public, M-F, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m and runs through 2014.  For more information, visit the Filson Museum website.

Also at the Filson Historical Society – the online research tool ““Lincoln’s Kentucky” is a website based resource exploring that shared connection between the Bluegrass State and Abraham Lincoln. It covers the periods of Lincoln’s life – early years, antebellum years, and Civil War years – and how they connect to Kentucky’s history. Influential people in his life, his legacy, a gallery of Lincoln material in The Filson’s collection, bicentennial events, and a selected Lincoln bibliography are also included.