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Mary Todd Lincoln House

578 West Main St, Lexington, KY 40588
+1 859-233-9999
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Ranked #2 of 55 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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Chicago, Illinois
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25 reviews 25 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

for a history buff, this would be a must see. my kid loved it. great interaction with tourists. walked to this place from hyatt where we stayed.

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Omaha, Nebraska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

If you like a bit of history, then visit the first museum dedicated to a First Lady. It's a small tour put packed with information. You get a feel for how life was lived in the early to middle 19th century.

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Punta Gorda, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

The Mary Todd Lincoln House is an amazing microcosm of the times. The docent provided much detail about life at the time and many little known facts about the Todd family. The often negative impression we have of Mary comes from her later days after losing 3 of 4 children and having her husband murdered at her side. The short... More

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Chatham, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

As people from Springfield, IL we are surrounded by Lincoln history. Though I already knew quite a bit about the First Lady, this was a very interesting view of her in a different light. The tour guide was very informative and willing to answer questions. The furnishings were at times reproductions or similar items from the same period, but seeing... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Our guide was very informative about Mary Todd, both before and after her marriage to Abe Lincoln. Mary sounded like such an interesting lady that I got books suggested by our guide----Manhunt & The Insanity File.

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Rock Hill, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014 via mobile

How unusual to be able to visit all 3 floors of an historic 200 year old home. The tour guide was a gentleman who cared deeply about the subject lady but refrained from hyperbole and pandering. What a delight and well worth the $10.00 per adult fee. Extra donations can be made in the bookstore at the conclusion.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

The guide was so knowledgeable about her and the history of the Lincolns. We learned so much about her and Lincoln. Got a feel of how that time period treated women and how folks lived. It was very educational and the home is really pretty. My granddaughter (8) enjoyed it as well. If you have time I would recommend it.

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FORT MYERS
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

We also visited The Mary Todd Lincoln house. They also have guided tours every hour. It is very interesting and has a lot of information about the Todd family where she grew up and how she met Abraham Lincoln in Springfield IL. married etc.

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Chicago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

My family travels to Kentucky every year, and we were looking for places to take my children when we lucked upon the Mary Todd Lincoln House. From the moment you step in the door, you can practically feel the history. The house features authentic furniture, dishes, and all kinds of knickknacks, and going up the staircase, I was thrilled by... More

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Oak Park, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Our guide, Tom Wright, was knowledgeable, thorough, spiced with great humorous stories. He put the house into perspective to A. Lincoln and the difficult time Mary had as First Lady and afterwords. My hat is off to this great interpreter of history. Great historical site!

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