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Mary Todd Lincoln House

578 West Main St, Lexington, KY 40588
+1 859-233-9999
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Ranked #5 of 52 attractions in Lexington
Type: Historic Sites
Owner description: The wife of President Abraham Lincoln grew up in this house, which today contains many pieces of her personal possessions. After their marriage Mr.... more » Owner description: The wife of President Abraham Lincoln grew up in this house, which today contains many pieces of her personal possessions. After their marriage Mr. and Mrs. Lincoln visited her family here. Today the fourteen room house contains period furniture, portraits, and furnishings from the Todd and Lincoln families. The property is located in downtown Lexington and has a free parking lot directly behind the house. Convenient walking distance to local hotels and restaurants.Open seasonally March 15th -Nov 30th. Holiday schedule varies. Open Mon.-Sat. (closed Sun.)Guided tours on the hour, 10AM-3PM (closes 4PM)$10 adults; $5 children ages 6-12. « less
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Nashville, TN
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

Informed by the attraction website that tours are offered on the hour, we arrived at the Todd family home late morning on Monday and were pleasantly greeted; we had only a short wait for the 11:00 tour. Tour groups are limited to 15 to keep the tour from being crowded, but we were fortunate that only one other couple was... More

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Dayton, Ohio
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

This home provides a great stop for lovers of history and things presidential. The home is thoroughly furnished with period items as well as a few actual possessions of the Todd family. The docent presented a very interesting tour of the hope and was very personable. The cost is reasonable and the time well-spent.

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Goshen, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

We had an outstanding tour guide which made the visit extra interesting. We had to wait for the next tour but there was good conversation during the wait.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

A knowledgeable tour guide takes you through the meticulously restored home, sharing wonderful Todd family history. Not a lot of pieces belonged to the Todd family, but the history lesson is worth hearing. Go ahead and put your hands on the railings, for these are the same railing Abraham Lincoln touched. (If you're into that sort of thing, which we... More

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Sydney, Australia
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172 helpful votes 172 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

My guide was excellent and he debunked several myths about Mary Todd Lincoln. I didn't know much about her except the negatives and haven't seen the recent movie, so I came in with an open mind. It's a nice historic family home but the people themselves were as interesting.

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Lexington
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

If you love history you will really enjoy a tour of the Mary Todd Lincoln home. I would suggest that you buy your tickets in advance because sometimes they do sell out.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2013

Living in central Illinois we have always been exposed to Lincoln history and find it fascinating. The Mary Todd home did not disappoint. I could tell our guide was passionate about the Lincoln and Todd history. I wish I could remember his name because he was very good. So happy this house has been restored

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Travelers Rest, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013

Lots of information stuffed into an hour's tour of this 19th century restored home. If you're interested in the Civil War or Lincoln, this is well worth the visit. The home was established by a foundation and is self-supporting, thus a fee. Tours are offered on the hour from 10 to 3. The docent was well-informed and interesting.

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Greenbrier, Arkansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

The docent was very attractive, knowledgeable, and enthusiastic. Very much enjoyed the tour and learning about Todd and Lincoln's families.

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Findlay, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

This is a great place to stop if you are in Lexington. We had Robert, I believe, as our tour guide..and he was Awesome!. Step back in time and learn what life was like for Mary Todd Lincoln both as a young girl living in this house and then as she assumed the First Lady role... and make sure to... More

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