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Mary Todd Lincoln House

578 West Main St, Lexington, KY 40588
+1 859-233-9999
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Ranked #3 of 57 Attractions in Lexington
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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Colorado Springs
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38 reviews 38 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

Our tour guide was very knowledgable. There were children in our tour and our guide did a wonderful job including them in the tour. He asked them questions. Unfortunately, most of the furnishings are not original nor are the rooms as they would have been. The historic society has done a good job trying to recreate what they believe it... More

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Elkhorn, Wisconsin
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189 reviews 189 reviews
42 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

I was concerned about the age appropriateness for my kids. Our tour guide did a great job of keeping them engaged. I expected more of the items in the house to be those owned by MTL or the Todd family. We learned many interesting facts about the Todd and Lincoln families. My oldest son is interested in learning more. Thank... More

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Pratt, KS
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26 reviews 26 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

In town for a convention, we were excited to find the Mary Todd Lincoln house right next to the convention center. We were able to escape the convention and enjoy a 1 hour tour of the home. Our tour guide was fantastic and shared much history about the house and the family. The house, artifacts, and grounds are in impeccable... More

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Nashville TN USA
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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

I visited MTL House and enjoyed it a lot. The house is beautifully restored and the guide was knowledgeable; a family with several young children was on the tour and he made the kids feel welcome. The stairs are a little steep and harder for older people's knees, just fyi.

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Mich
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195 attraction reviews
183 helpful votes 183 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Went with my wife. Gave a great guided tour and narration of Mary Lincoln and her life. Easy access, free parking and near downtown and a great "Stella's" Kentucky deli

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Oakville, Ontario
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167 reviews 167 reviews
81 attraction reviews
287 helpful votes 287 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

We checked out the site before we visited and although it indicates that tours run every hour, we were unaware that you did not have the option of a self guided tour. We were also unaware that photography is not permitted inside the home. There is a very small sign in the vestibule as you enter. The tour is under... More

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Augusta, GA
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208 helpful votes 208 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

The home is very well appointed for the time, but Mary's father was very well to do. We just toured the Lncoln home and museum in Springfield, and this was a great follow up. Mary was a very strong, intelligent woman who tends to get a bad rap. The house was full of Todd antiques, including the original bannister up... More

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Waldoboro, Maine, USA
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

This was our first stop in Lexington.... A charming house and a very informative tour which helped me learn more than I had ever known about her. I left a great admiration for her.

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Lexington, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

A beautifully restored Ante Bellum home in the heart of Lexington. The Mary Todd-Lincoln House is must see for history and architecture-design enthusiasts. It presents a wonderful picture of gracious living in the Bluegrass.

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Clarksville, Tennessee
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

A great visit with very knowledgeable staff. The house is very nice, great garden and nice bookstore. Well worth the $10 admission. If you like old houses and history, don't miss this house.

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