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Farmington

3033 Bardstown Road, Louisville, KY
502 452 9920
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Ranked #41 of 78 attractions in Louisville
Type: Historic Sites
Description: This Jeffersonian mansion was built in 1815 by the Speed family.
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Camden, IN
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Our tour guide for this historic house was outstanding. The significance of this historic house and the relationship of Joshua Speed and his family to Abraham Lincoln was very interesting.

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Schaumburg, Illinois
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

We recently toured Farmington and had expected to see a plantation with buildings that you could enter. We did pay the full tour fee, which included a guide just for the main building. That tour only lasted about 1/2 an hour. However, none of the other buildings were open or were completed and available for touring. We toured a similar... More

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London, Canada
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2013

not much left is original and they require you to use a LOT of your own imagination. sort of a waste of time. we self-guided. they didn't have anyone there to lead us.

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Louisville, Kentucky
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8 reviews 8 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013 via mobile

Abraham Lincoln visited here in 1841. It was the home of the Speed family, which was very influential in the development of Louisville and the U.S. in general during the 19th century. The ground are beautiful and there is a visitor's center and home tour available.

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Georgetown
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142 reviews 142 reviews
37 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2013

Farmington is one of the cherished gems of metro Louisville. The Federal home was constructed from architectural drawings made by Thomas Jefferson. The city, the region, and the country should be very happy that this historic landmark has been preserved and is being maintained for public viewing. What a treasure!

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Los Angeles, California
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

Beautiful grounds and very well maintained historical site. The visitor center was closed when I arrived, but they had a very detailed pamphlet that takes you on a walking tour of the plantation. Each stop was well marked and easy to get to. The main house was locked, so I didn't get to wander inside and see the artifacts up... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

Farmington Plantation was build in 1816 by the Speed family and is the subject of the 1820 John Rutherford watercolor. It was a working hemp plantation and was the boyhood home of Abraham Lincoln's closest friend, Joshua Speed. The future president visited Farmington in 1841 and stayed to recover from depression. In 2002, the Memorial to the Enslaved African Americans... More

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Marietta, Georgia
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20 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2012

Farmington is a very nicely restored historic home. Visitor center video and talk was very informative. Well worth visiting this home. Docent gave a very good tour.

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Lebanon, Tennessee
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2012

beautiful piece of history. Very interesting closets up very high...kitchen or what was used as a kitchen is in the basement where the fireplace was used to cook. Many artifacts originally in the house are still there.

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Philadelphia
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39 reviews 39 reviews
8 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2012

This was well worth the drive during our vacation in Richmond, Indiana (about a 3-hour trip one way). We combined our visit to Farmington with a delicious meal at nearby Roots restaurant. I grew up in the south and remember segregation, but have never toured a plantation, nor had my husband. We were very interested in witnessing the remnants of... More

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