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Address: 3033 Bardstown Road, Louisville, KY
Phone Number: 502 452 9920
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Description: This Jeffersonian mansion was built in 1815 by the Speed family.

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Although the price was a little high for a museum, It was very well put together and had great attention to detail in the historical facts collected and implemented in the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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Thornton, Colorado
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Thornton, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Although the price was a little high for a museum, It was very well put together and had great attention to detail in the historical facts collected and implemented in the re-creation of originality of the home. The self-guided tour was quite easy to follow also. - Special Thanks to John for his knowledge and historical documentation.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

I had a great docent, a retired teacher, who tailored his lecture to my great interest in American furniture plus the history of the home. This was the best historic house in Louisville. Do not miss touring this historic home. The furnishings are original to the home and the history is fascinating.

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Louisville, Kentucky, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

I have been many times to Farmington as I live in that neighborhood. I never tire of the gardens in summer nor the knowledgeable hosts.

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Louisville, Kentucky
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Farmington is the plantation of Louisville's Speed family. Abraham Lincoln visited and named a Speed his attorney general. Opinions vary widely on the success of the attempt to decorate the mansion in period-appropriate wallpapers and carpets. You can judge for yourself. Getting there is something of a trick, as the house stands at the end of a long lane, the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014 via mobile

We truly enjoyed our visit to the Farmington Plantation! Our tour guide, who coincidently also served as the groundskeeper was extremely knowledgeable and friendly. He took time to show us this fascinating home and we learned a great deal about one of the first families of Louisville, the Speeds!

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Mukwonago, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

We visited the Farmington House and enjoyed our time there. The house is beautiful and the tour guide was very interesting. The grounds also had several original and restored buildings in addition to the main house. The museum did a good job of detailing the connection between Abraham Lincoln and the sons of the original owner. A good place to... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

For my birthday weekend, we did a few things in Louisville, Farmington was on my list. We had been calling them for 2 weeks prior to our visit, almost every day, during buissness hours, and the phone was never picked up. Merrill at Whitehall, another beautiful home owned by Historic Houses, couldn't help us get them either. So on Saturday... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

What really makes this house different from many others is that it is believed to be the first full contact that Abraham Lincoln had with working slaves while he visited his friend Joshua Speed here in 1841. We were fortunate enough to time it perfectly (totally unplanned) and got a private tour from the groundskeeper. We found out that they... More 

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Camden, IN
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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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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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Address: 3033 Bardstown Road, Louisville, KY
Phone Number: 502 452 9920
Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Louisville

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