Our hospitality and unique history have brought millions to central Kentucky for the past century. Our small-town charm offers something for everyone.

Early Days

Settlers arrived in our area in the late 1780s and founded a community that relied on common goals and individual resilience. Our rich history is preserved in a variety of attractions and unique destinations.

Abraham Lincoln

The sixteenth president was born on February 12, 1809 in a small cabin three miles from our present-day downtown. Today, our community is home to three unique Lincoln destinations: Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park, Abraham Lincoln Boyhood Home at Knob Creek, and Kentucky’s Official Lincoln Museum.

Getting Here

Hodgenville is located in central Kentucky and is in the Eastern Time Zone. Click on “View larger map” to activate directions from your computer or smart phone.

Drive Times

Elizabethtown, Kentucky (10 minute drive )

Bardstown, Kentucky (30 minute drive)

Louisville, Kentucky (1 hour drive)

Lexington Kentucky (1.5 hour drive)

Nashville, Tennessee (2 hour drive – Central Time Zone)

Cincinnati, Ohio (2.5 hour drive)

Paducah, Kentucky (3 hour drive – Central Time Zone)

Nearby Sites of Interest

Kentucky Railway Museum (15 minute drive)

Abbey of Gethsemani (20 minute drive)

The Amp-Dant Crossing (20 minute drive)

Log Still Distillery (20 minute drive)

Boundary Oak Distillery (35 minute drive)

Maker’s Mark Distillery (45 minute drive)

Corvette Museum (1 hour drive – Central Time Zone)

Kentucky Bourbon Trail (times vary from 30 min – 1 hour)

Mammoth Cave (1.5 hour drive – Central Time Zone )

Ark Encounter (2 hour drive)

Red River Gorge (2.5 hour drive)