HODGENVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park plans to begin renovations on a historic building next week, officials said.
The Knob Creek Tavern Rehabilitation Project includes installing new interpretive exhibits in the facility, which will reopen as a visitor's center, a statement from the National Park Service said.
The project is scheduled to begin Monday and take six to 12 months to complete, the statement said. Officials also plan to expand programs to include living history, nature walks and demonstrations of frontier life.
The historic tavern is located along Knob Creek near the boyhood home unit. During the rehabilitation, visitors won't be able to access the area, the park service said. The birthplace unit and nearby walking trails will remain open.
When the project is completed, the park plans to hold a grand reopening, likely next fall.
Officials said the changes are meant to help enrich the experience of park visitors.