Washington County Historical Society requested the court to order the conveyance to the Commonwealth of Kentucky of several tracts for land to establishment the Lincoln Homestead State Shrine on June 19, 1936.
In 1938 the seat of Washington county donated 12 acres for a nine hole golf course. Other improvements to the park have included a picnic area and the completion of a combination carpenter's and blacksmith's shop.
The park now has a 18 hole golf course that has four tee locations for golfers of all levels to enjoy. The park has several historic sites including a museum. Guests can see the original home of Lincoln's mother. The park museum is open weekends only in Oct Cabins closed Nov 1 - April 30 Admission: $2.50 for adults and $2.00 for children.
The Park also have a picnicking area that has a shelter, tables, grills, restrooms, playgrounds, and parking near the cabins that is open all year around.