Lincoln Heritage National Scenic Byway
- Arts, Entertainment, Attractions
The Lincoln Heritage Scenic Highway, a 72-mile stretch of US 31E and US 150, travels through six communities as it winds its way through the knobs of Kentucky. The corridor passes through both Perryville and Danville.
A great portrayal of American history and culture can be experienced along the Lincoln Heritage Scenic Highway. Abraham Lincoln was born and raised near Hodgenville. When Lincoln was elected president and the Civil War began, Kentucky was one of the essential border states and the Lincoln Heritage Scenic Highway played a significant role in the outcome of the Civil War.
Religion is also important along the byway. The Abbey of Our Lady of Gethsemani is America?s oldest Trappist Monastery and manifests the prominence of religion along the corridor.
Bourbon also plays a prominent role in byway history. The Bourbon Trail and its eight bourbon distilleries pass through the Lincoln Heritage Highway. Bourbon is known as America?s official spirit and has a rich history and proud tradition along the corridor. The Bourbon Trail is a unique destination that entices visitors from around the globe.
The Lincoln Heritage Scenic Highway represents an escape from the ordinary, a true symbolism of the adventure of the open road, and a snapshot of early American life.