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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 58 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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63 reviews 63 reviews
23 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

The docent was exceptionally knowledgeable which added greatly to my enjoyment. The tour was revealing, entertaining and educational. Having seen the movie recently, this visit provided so much context. The house has been beautifully restored with a great many pieces belonging to Mary Todd. Worth the visit!

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Fullerton, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

History enthusiasts and those interested in architecture and design must take the tour of this lovely home in the heart of historic Lexington. The public cannot view the inside of the home without a tour guide. I was on my way to Springfield, IL - the heart of Lincoln's country - so I wanted to see Mary Todd Lincoln's home... More

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Concord, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

What an interesting experience. We often learn of the Presidents, but not the women behind the men. The First Lady came from a wealthy family and was very well educated. Impressive to see the strength that she had to support her husband, despite her family being slave owners, and having her family divided during the Civil War. If you enjoy... More

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Byron, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

One hour tour of this huge house and nice grounds in downtown Lexington. The guide was very informative and I learned a lot about Mary Todd Lincoln all be it at a small entrance fee. As the other reviews state, easy one hour tour and an educational experience.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Mary Todd Lincoln is probably the most mysterious First Lady. How she ended up with Abraham Lincoln is the first mystery. Tours are guided, every hour on the hour. Our guide was very informative and made the visit both educational and created a sense of wanting to learn more. I recommend for anyone with an hour while in Lexington.

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

The life of Mary Todd before she met Abraham Lincoln was very interesting and provided a great deal of insight into influence she may have had in his political leanings. Leslie was delightful and patient.

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Lexington, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

The Mary Todd Lincoln house near Rupp Arena in downtown Lexington was home to the First Lady during her early years. It has been impeccably restored and gives a glimpse of Mary Lincoln's formative years, so different from Abe's log cabin/frontier story. Our guide was one of the best I've encountered on such a tour, and our visit was a... More

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Dayton, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

The Mary Todd Lincoln House proves to be a classy and worthwhile historical stop. The lovely house has been restored in great detailed and includes many original and meaningful Todd furniture pieces and clearly much effort at historical accuracy in the restoration. For instances, the reddish material for the curtains in the front room is reproduced from swatches of material... More

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Lindsay, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We arrived late and missed the first 15 minutes or so of the tour. The last tour starts at 3 pm. It was interesting to visit, but only suitable for small groups.

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Evanston, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

This was a well-run, interesting, and informative tour. Our tour guide, Mike, was very knowledgeable about the house, Mary Todd Lincoln, her family, and other prominent families who lived in Lexington at the time. There were a lot of artifacts throughout the house that helped us better understand the life of Mary Todd Lincoln. It is well worth a visit!

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