Abraham Lincoln Birthplace


Lincoln's birthplace has a replica of the single-room log cabin where he was born, enshrined in a neoclassical building that mimics his famed memorial in Washington, DC. Ten miles away is Honest Abe's boyhood home at Knob Creek, with access to hiking trails.

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1. Maker's Mark

22.77 MILES

Touring Maker's is like visiting a historic theme park, in a good way. You'll see the old gristmill, the 1840s master distiller's house and the old…

2. Willett

23.18 MILES

Micro-distiller Willett offers a terrific tour of its vintage 120-acre property, including a prolonged look into the refurbished chalet distillery where…

3. Heaven Hill

23.54 MILES

The largest producer in Kentucky, Heaven Hill makes Evan Williams, Elijah Craig and Larceny. There are two ways to immerse in the scene. The Mashbill Tour…

4. Barton 1792

23.83 MILES

While Barton has some cool old buildings, it’s more of a straightforward, working distillery than a scenic, museum-y one. The hour-long traditional tour…

6. Lux Row Distillers

25.65 MILES

The entrance to Lux Row via a long, tree-shaded driveway sets the idyllic scene. The distillery sprawls across a 90-acre farm where peacocks roam and the…

7. Limestone Branch

25.8 MILES

Members of the Beam family – as in the folks who make mega selling Jim Beam – own Limestone Branch. The micro-distillery looks like a western lodge, all…

8. Jim Beam American Stillhouse

27.98 MILES

Beam is the country's best-selling bourbon. Watch a film about the Beam family, take the 90-minute tour through the factory and warehouses, and then…