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Mary Todd Lincoln House

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Address: 578 West Main St, Lexington, KY 40588
Phone Number: +1 859-233-9999
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Description: The wife of President Abraham Lincoln grew up in this house, which today...
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.
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Beautiful historic mansion in downtown Lexington

A wonderful historic home in downtown Lexington where Abe Lincoln's wife grew up. Beautiful furniture, drapes, and table ware, etc. A wonderful story about a woman who you have... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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Lexington, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

A wonderful historic home in downtown Lexington where Abe Lincoln's wife grew up. Beautiful furniture, drapes, and table ware, etc. A wonderful story about a woman who you have to judge on whether she was crazy....or just a modern woman.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Was a nice tour with very nice ladies running the house, but I felt the darker side of Mary Lincoln was pushed aside and most was poo pooed as rumors etc. Anybody that studies the history of the Lincoln family knows what Mary became during and after her living in the White House so I would have liked a more... More 

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Hershey, Pennsylvania
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

My husband and I visited the Mary Todd Lincoln house in July 2015. It was a very informative and enlightening experience. Our tour guide was very knowledgable and his presentation was very well organized. He was able to make us feel as if we were being introduced to the family members and their lives. I enjoyed the fact that we... More 

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Philadelphia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

We really enjoyed our visit to the Mary Todd Lincoln House. It is beautifully restored and has very interesting period furniture. Most of it is not original to the house but is of that era. I have to admit I knew little about Mary Todd Lincoln before my visit here except that she was considered very eccentric. An informative tour... More 

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Wheeling, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Beautiful furniture, wonderful history, a great guide and GLAD I WENT. To learn more of the one time first lady was very informative. She was an exceptional lady who we don't know enough about.

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South Bend, IN
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

The tour guide had a wealth of knowledge of the Todd family, the Lincolns,and the Civil War. Absolutely the best guided tour I've been on in a long time.

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Evansville, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

We hadn't even known about this place except that our hotel had a brochure, so the next morning we made our way over - and were glad we did. The friendly guide did a wonderful job keeping both us and our children interested as she told the life story of Mary. It was nice comparing this house to their house... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

I took a tour with my kids, and we enjoyed it very much. The guide was extremely knowledgeable about the Todds and the Lincolns; don't be afraid to ask questions! There are a number of original pieces owned by the Todds or by Mary, more than I expected. A visit here is well worth your time. We had visited the... More 

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Rolling Meadows, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Downtown with parking onsite. Very nice, educational, historical visit. Beautiful garden. Quaint gift shop. Bathroom on site.

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Orange, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

This is a pretty interesting tour. They do have a lot of memorabilia from Mary Todd Lincoln. There is an Audubon print as well as many collectables.

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Additional Information about Mary Todd Lincoln House

Address: 578 West Main St, Lexington, KY 40588
Phone Number: +1 859-233-9999
Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Lexington
Open Hours:
Monday 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

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