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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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Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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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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Superb Historical home--Saved From the Brink...

Upon entering the Mary Todd Lincoln House, we learned the house was in almost complete ruins before restoration. Thank heavens someone had the vision and foresight to save and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Upon entering the Mary Todd Lincoln House, we learned the house was in almost complete ruins before restoration. Thank heavens someone had the vision and foresight to save and restore this piece of history. Inside the front door, visitors can hold onto a banister that "Lincoln himself once touched." The home is filled with period pieces and several artifacts that... More 

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kentucky
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This house was owned by Mary Todd Lincoln's family. She and her husband, President Abraham Lincoln, visited here and you can see one of her mourning dresses that she wore after Lincoln was assassinated. You can also see excellent examples of the architecture and furnishings of the era. The house is well run and there are some really great guides.... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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47 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was a very interesting historical site. I would recommend it if you are in the area! There is also a nice little gift shop to buy some souvenirs.

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Auburn, Alabama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

i WANTED TO STOP BY TO SHOW THE STUDENTS THE mary todd house. Parking was easy and convenient. on certain days the parking may be shared with church parking.we checked outside the house before we went in, it;s almost like an outside garden. You can take great pictures right in front of the house before you go in, be careful... More 

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London, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

What an interesting tour and new perspective on a very public figure I used to dislike. The furnishings give a feel for the life and period. Part of the tour is accessible, but I wouldn't suggest taking it if you cannot do stairs. Come and decide about Mary Todd Lincoln for yourself.

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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

It is special to be able to walk in the house where there was the start of some important history. The guides knew their history well and were able to answer many questions. I loved learning about Mary's and Abe's early life together.

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Lexington, Kentucky
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

I've been to the Mary Todd Lincoln House many times bringing visiting friends with me to enjoy. Every time I've been to the house I've picked up something new to learn. The staff is very knowledgeable and you can tell they do their research well and try to stay as informed as they can and to update their knowledge of... More 

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Louisville, KY
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015

We recently toured the home with our children (ages 10-13) as part of our Kentucky History unit. The tour guide was very informative, and kept it interesting for both young and old. They give a discount for school trips (including home schoolers) which is greatly appreciated for a family with several homeschooled children. Most of the pieces in the home... More 

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Houston, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015

On 11/10/15 my husband and I had a few hours before our flight out after attending a weekend wedding. We love history and decided this was one stop we wanted to make. I'm very happy we did. We arrived 10 minutes after the tour started and decided to join rather than wait for the next one. With staff help, we... More 

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Chicago
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2015

We visited at 11am on a Friday morning and the tour was pretty full. Our tour guide Susan was knowledgeable and gave a good flowing tour. House is neat with lots of good history and many personal artifacts of Mary LIncoln's. It was hot in their so I recommend dressing in layers. Coat rack at front door which was a... More 

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