Abraham Lincoln's Birthplace
Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Site · 2995 Lincoln Farm Road · Hodgenville, KY
Not much to see in Kentucky except my grandparents' house and Abraham Lincoln's cabin. To put a rest to the suspense, this is Abe's cabin. (Hey, it's Kentucky. You never know.)
Actually, it's not his real cabin, although it is a genuine 19th century log dwelling. And it is located on the land Abe's parents farmed when he was born. More impressive, though, is the large, white memorial building in which it's housed, perched at the top of a dramatic length of wide steps. A home for a house.
Nearby is Sinking Spring, a sentimental spot I remember from many childhood visits. It was the aqueous source from which the future President drank, although it's more like a well, but you still aren't allowed to toss in coins.
People toss in coins anyway. I suppose every tourist thinks he's the first comedian to toss in a penny. Heh, look - Abe's drownin.