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

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Lincoln had friend here.

We went on tour of the house today. We had a very good guide. He explained that the family had left most of their belongings in the house. He took addional time with us our... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Gary M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went on tour of the house today. We had a very good guide. He explained that the family had left most of their belongings in the house. He took addional time with us our visit.

Thank Gary M
Louisville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

We decided to go one Sunday afternoon as we had never actually toured the home. I had purchased plants at the spring sale but had not gone in the home, only to the garden area to purchase the perennials. It was a treat to see the home, and to listen to the different guides that gave interesting talks about the... More 

Thank Cakesnana
Thornton, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

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.

Thank Jim H
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.

Thank Penelope B
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.

Thank Aviv52
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 

2 Thank Icemachine
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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!

2 Thank Susanne L
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 

2 Thank KMK1992
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 

2 Thank Jacob M
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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 

1 Thank Barbara V

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