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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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Description: 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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Wonderful story told by the guides

You will hear a wonderful story about our first lady from guides who are truly committed to having you learn about Mary and enjoy the experience at the same time. Our guide was... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
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Wescosville, Pennsylvania
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Wescosville, Pennsylvania
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367 reviews 367 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

You will hear a wonderful story about our first lady from guides who are truly committed to having you learn about Mary and enjoy the experience at the same time. Our guide was extremely good and had a small group so he was able to tell us a few extra things since he wasn't waiting for the group to reform,... More 

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Winchester, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

The very well informed docent gave an excellent hour long tour of the home and life of Mary Todd Lincoln. The home is well preserved and the stop adjacent to the Lexington Convention Center is easy to find and worth an hour for a great tour. After the visit, one will have a much broader understanding of the life of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Lots of great and not well known historical information about Mary Todd Lincoln. The guide was terrific and I loved the period furniture.

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Union Springs, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Beautifully restored Historic House Museum located in downtown Lexington. Easy to find, onsite parking and small well maintained garden area. Typical docent led guided tour. Docent was friendly and engaging. Just a few objects and artifacts that actually belonged to the Todd family or to Mary, but everything was of the period and appropriately displayed. Like many Historic House Museum's... More 

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Lexington, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Go in time for the tour, and the docent will transport you in the past, in the girlhood time of Mrs. Lincoln. It is a pity that this historical treasure is surrounded by parking lots, but once inside, it plunges you into history. We learned a lot.

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Stillwater, Oklahoma
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Lincoln was actually there on several occasions. One of the few historic houses we have visited that had a significant number of authentic items that actually belonged to the family. We left with a much different view of Mary Todd Lincoln that we had previously.

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Oceanport, New Jersey
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57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Learned a lot of things about the family that I didn't know before. the home has been beautifully restored and there are several pieces in the home original to the family.

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Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Worth the price of admission. We had a good guide who was very informative. Added to my understanding of Abe Lincoln.

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Louisville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Wonderful experience. Lexington however has a reputation of a city that neglects its historic structures. Hundreds have been demolished as is illustrated in the center of town. This house, however, is an amazing historical preservation find. A must visit.

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Lexington, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

The beautifully-preserved house of Mary Todd's house is easily found on West Main St. in Lexington, Ky. Mary Todd lived in the house until moving to Springfield, Illinois and her marriage to Abraham Lincoln. One can easily imagine Mary and Abraham visiting her family there and walking the halls. If you ever visit Lexington, the Mary Todd LincolnHouse is a... More 

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