Abraham Lincoln left an indelible mark on the nation he sacrificed his life to preserve. The National Park Service maintains several sites that figured largely in the life of Abraham Lincoln. This book highlights three of those sites: Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Site in Kentucky, Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial in Indiana, and Lincoln Home National Historic Site in Illinois. The history of Abraham Lincoln literally comes to life at these sites. Visitors can see the place where he was born, visit the farm where he worked alongside his father to carve out a life, and walk through the neighborhood where Lincoln became a man, a husband, a father, and finally a great leader and our sixteenth president. Lincoln’s humble roots were a common denominator with the citizens of a relatively new nation. Yet as Lincoln contemporary James Rutledge observed, “There is nothing common about this man.” In this guidebook, published in commemoration of the bicentennial of Abraham Lincoln’s birth, more than 160 photographs, maps and historic images illustrate this story of one of the greatest men to ever lead this nation.