"Caroline" redirects here. For the doll, see Caroline Abbott (doll).

Caroline Abbott was the thirteenth Historical Character of the American Girls, representing the War of 1812. Caroline was released in 2012 and is part of the BeForever collection.

In May 2015, American Girl announced they would archive Caroline's entire collection; she and her collection were later archived in December 2015. Caroline's books and mini doll remain available for purchase.

Personality and Facts

Caroline was born in a log cabin[3] and is the only child in her family. She has lived in Sacketts Harbor her whole life, and her family runs a shipyard near the shores of Lake Ontario.

Caroline enjoys outdoor activities, especially sailing on Lake Ontario and ice skating during the winter. She dreams of being captain of her own ship one day. She also likes fishing. Caroline likes embroidery and loves to sew. When Caroline is worried, upset, or anxious, she likes to keep her hands busy, usually with her embroidery. She also likes the cows on her cousin's farm.

Caroline is considered sweet and clever. Her friends call her a true hero because she's not afraid to put her courage to the test.

Caroline is considered adventurous, tomboyish, brave, heroic, and independent. She is prone to making rash decisions, oftentimes bordering between brave and foolish. Caroline is very stubborn, sensitive, and easily offended. She can be quite outspoken. Her father considers her to be flighty. Caroline struggles with changes and also struggles to make her own decisions. Later in the series, she learns to use her heart and mind to make decisions.

Caroline is jealous when her cousin Lydia becomes friends with Rhonda; a girl staying with the Abbotts; and seems to believe that they're leaving her out with whatever they do. When she has a worker in Abbott's Shipyard make Rhonda ice skates, she believes Rhonda will love ice skating as much as she does, but is disappointed and frustrated when she finds Rhonda doesn't. Caroline is younger than both Lydia and Rhonda, but still wants to be included with what they do.

Her least favorite chore is baking, which she isn't very good at.

She has a way of reading the expressions of others without them saying anything.

Caroline is described as sweet.

She is proud of her father and will go to great lengths to please him and often boasts about him. Caroline loves her home town of Sacket's Harbor, and doesn't like leaving. American Girl describes her as daring and self-reliant.

Family and Friends


Friends and Other Characters


See: List of Caroline's Books


Main article: Caroline Abbott (doll)

The Caroline doll.


See: Caroline's Collection


  • Caroline's release coincided with the 200th anniversary of the War of 1812.
  • Caroline is the first and currently the only character from the BeForever line to retire.
  • With the archival of her collection in 2015, Caroline had some of the shortest availability of any Historical character at approximately three years; the only other characters with such short availability were Cécile Rey and Marie-Grace Gardner.

See also


  1. American Girl, see discussion page.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Caroline's Secret Message, pg. 50: "You've been holding my husband, John Abbott, since last June," [Mrs. Abbott] began.
  3. Meet Caroline - and Her Home Town,, accessed September 4, 2012.

BeForever Historical Characters



Felicity Merriman **


Caroline Abbott *


Josefina Montoya


Addy Walker


Samantha Parkington **


Rebecca Rubin


Kit Kittredge


Nanea Mitchell


Molly McIntire **


Maryellen Larkin


Melody Ellison


Julie Albright

* Archived | ** ReReleased for BeForever