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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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Louisville, Ohio
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35 reviews 35 reviews
5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

College student tour guide was very informative, however was disappointed in information not provided regarding "period pieces". Was close walk from hotel, gave us all something to do. Not very expensive, but should have included some type of "brochure"

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Tennessee
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38 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

Mary Todd lived in this house with her family from age 14 to about 21---before she moved to Springfield, IL to live with her sister. (The rest is history.). The home was a former inn and tavern so the rooms are configured not as a private home. It was a large family so this suited the Robert Todd family well.... More

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Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin
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56 reviews 56 reviews
30 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

If you want to know more about the Lincoln's this is has to be on your list. I found it to be very well done and the guide was superb. Most people don't know the whole story about this wonderful, smart lady..Need to hear the real story.

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Henryville, Indiana, United States
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21 reviews 21 reviews
16 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

This is home has been lovingly restored, unfortunately there are few pieces of Todd family possessions left but period pieces had been found and placed around the home to give visitors an idea of what it may have looked like when the family had lived there. Our tour guide obviouly loved the place and enjoyed showing us around. One problem... More

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PA
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36 reviews 36 reviews
18 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Our guide was very interesting & informative. We learned about the Todd family & the Lincolns. The house is easy to find & there is free parking behind it. Very worthwhile!

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Colorado Springs
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47 reviews 47 reviews
8 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

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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193 reviews 193 reviews
44 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

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

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

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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183 helpful votes 183 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

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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