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Mary Todd Lincoln House

Address: 578 West Main St, Lexington, KY 40588
Phone Number: +1 859-233-9999
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Ranked #3 of 48 Attractions in Lexington
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: The wife of President Abraham Lincoln grew up in this house, which today contains many pieces of...
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Type: Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Hours:
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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.

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Canonsburg, Pennsylvania
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29 reviews 29 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

My wife has studied the Civil War extensively, and enjoys researching all things related to the topic. This visit was for her, and I didn't have high expectations for my own enjoyment. I was wrong! I learned a great deal about not only this region, and a couple significant players in history, but about the politics of the time, and... More 

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Winchester, Kentucky
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18 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Went to the Saturday evening tour commemorating Nancy Todd Lincoln's 196th birthday. The tour guide was very informative and went into a lot of detail of Mrs. Lincoln's favorite things. The end of the tour was highlighted by cupcakes made from a recipe the Lincoln's enjoyed. The evening was very enjoyable and we plan on going to other events held... More 

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Bismarck
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

A little history lesson while in Lexington. The tour guides are very good and I got a little thrill out of walking up the staircase and touching the railing that was touched by Abraham Lincoln!

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Bowling Green, Kentucky
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30 reviews 30 reviews
15 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

This home belonged to Mary Todd Lincoln the widow of President Abraham Lincoln. A very nice home located in downtown Lexington. Lots of interesting stuff. A place to see and walk through history.

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Lexington, Kentucky
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Hard to find and getting a place to park is difficult, but once in, it is beautiful and worth it. The host was informative. We loved the history. The rooms are beautiful

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

Visited this historical site and quite enjoyed the tour which lasted about an hour. Interesting artifacts from the original house have Been gathered over the years and are displayed in the rooms as they would have looked like at that time. China, figurines, dishes, silver and portraits were original with even an original Audubon painting. There are also papers including... More 

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Kansas
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32 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Glad they saved this building for everyone to see even though it was well past the time of the Todd family. They had a number of items belonging to Mary Lincoln and items that had belonged to the Todd family. $10 admission for an hour tour. Parking behind building. Lincoln really slept there.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

...can ruin an experience. Although we had a large group of senior citizens take a tour through Mary Todd Lincoln's home, I did not feel this was a group-friendly stop. Two of the tour guides were fabulous - very friendly, passionate about history and sharing Mrs. Lincoln's stories! One tour guide, on the other hand, was outright rude and overwhelmed.... More 

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MTLHouse, Manager at Mary Todd Lincoln House, responded to this review

We are glad to hear that you found most of our tour guides fabulous, friendly, and passionate. We are sorry that one of our guides fell below your expectations--and ours. As our other reviews show, our guides are noted as one of our greatest assets by walk-in guests and group tour guests. We welcome detailed feedback about your experience by... More 

Rhode Island
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232 reviews 232 reviews
174 attraction reviews
120 helpful votes 120 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

This was a wonderful tour and well worth the time and price of admission. It is a journey back in time with period pieces, family portraits and items which belonged to the Lincolns and Todds. It was interesting to step back in time and view the Presidency and the Civil War through her eyes - She was a very well... More 

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texas
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47 reviews 47 reviews
3 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Thoroughly enjoyed this tour - $10 admission - with amazing collection of items carefully and thoughtfully assembled to show the life and times of Mary Todd Lincoln and family. Well worth the time and admission!

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