Lincoln Marriage Cabin at Old Fort Harrod State Park
Harrodsburg is the city in which the Rev. Jesse Head, the Methodist minister who performed the marriage ceremony of Thomas Lincoln and Nancy Hanks, lived and is buried in Spring Hill Cemetery. In the early twentieth century, concerned residents of Harrodsburg began a successful effort to preserve the log home in which Thomas Lincoln and Nancy Hanks were married. Those efforts ultimately led to the construction of the Lincoln Marriage Temple on the grounds of what became Old Fort Harrod State Park.
Old Fort Harrod State Park will introduce programming that highlights the Lincoln marriage cabin and exhibit. Teachers will be a targeted audience, and an outdoor dramatic performance is also being considered. The park has additional exhibit space that will be utilized for a new exhibit during the bicentennial.