Abraham Lincoln Birthplace in Hodgenville, Ky.

In the fall of 1808, Thomas and Nancy Lincoln moved to a farm in LaRue County in Western Kentucky.  On Feb. 12, 1809, at the Sinking Spring Farm Abraham Lincoln was born in a one-room log cabin.  The original cabin was likely dismantled prior to 1865 and used in the construction of a nearby house, which was later dismantled and used to re-create the Lincoln cabin.  The Lincoln Farm Association believed it purchased the original logs from the cabin and attempted to reconstruct the building, but soon learned they did not have the authentic logs.  Eventually, the organization built a replica cabin on the site that resides inside the Memorial Building constructed near the spring.

The Lincoln Farm Association completed the construction of the Memorial Building in 1911, and donated the site to the U.S. government in 1916.  The U.S. Department of War oversaw the site and created Abraham Lincoln National Park, which it administered until 1933 when it was transferred to the National Park Service.  In 1998, the site became responsible for the Knob Creek Farm, where Lincoln lived from two to seven years old.  In 2009, the site took on its current moniker as Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park.

The Lincoln cabin no longer stands, but a Memorial Building contains a replica cabin.
There are 56 steps to the Memorial Building, which represent the 56 years of Lincoln’s life, and 16 rosettes, which symbolize Lincoln being the 16th president.
The replica cabin inside the Memorial Building is smaller than the original cabin where Lincoln was born.

William Henry Harrison Birthplace in Charles City County, Va.

On the banks of the James River, a group of 38 English settlers arrived at Berkeley Hundred on Dec. 4, 1619.  The 8,000-acre site later became known as Berkeley Plantation and eventually the home of the Harrison family.  In 1726, Benjamin Harrison IV built a Georgia-style three-story brick mansion overlooking the river.  On Feb. 9, 1773, William Henry Harrison, the youngest child of Benjamin V and Elizabeth Bassett Harrison, was born at the house.

In the early 1900s, Malcolm and Grace Jamieson bought the house from his father John and restored the home.  They ultimately opened the house to the public.  In 1971, the home became a National Historic Landmark.

Historic marker outside of Berkeley Plantation mansion.
Main entrance to the mansion.

Woodrow Wilson Burial Place in Washington, D.C.

After leaving the presidency, Woodrow Wilson opened a law practice with his former Secretary of State Bainbridge Colby.  Wilson disliked practicing law, and turned to writing.  On Feb. 3, 1924, died from a stroke at his home in Washington, D.C.  He became the only president buried in the District of Columbia when he was interred at Washington National Cathedral.  Wilson’s second wife Edith Bolling Wilson was buried next to him following her death in 1961.

Exterior of the Washington National Cathedral.
Bay with Wilson’s tomb in the South Nave.
Marker detailing the burial place of First Lady Edith Bolling Wilson.
A view of Wilson’s tomb and the nave.
An overview of the Wilson sarcophagus.