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Mary Todd Lincoln House

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Address: 578 W Main St, Lexington, KY 40507-1642
Phone Number: +1 859-233-9999
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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The wife of President Abraham Lincoln grew up in this house. After their...

The wife of President Abraham Lincoln grew up in this house. After their marriage Mr. and Mrs. Lincoln visited her family here. Today the fourteen room house contains period furniture, portraits, and furnishings. The property is located in downtown Lexington and has a free parking lot located 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 (last tour at 3PM). Limited to 15 guest per tour. Admission is $12 Adults, $5 Children 6-12 years, free 5 and under.

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The life and history of MTL.....🎩

Was great tour of the MTL home. Tour guide was really good ( gentleman can't remember name) and welcomed questions. Being from Springfield IL we knew quite a bit about the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Was great tour of the MTL home. Tour guide was really good ( gentleman can't remember name) and welcomed questions. Being from Springfield IL we knew quite a bit about the Lincolns. But learned a lot about Mary and her family. I def. recommend this tour. Just under an hour which was great because we had a tour after that.

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Elizabethtown, Kentucky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Went here on a Saturday morning. Fantastic tour. Guide was very knowledgeable, answering every question. Really neat piece of local history.

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Pulaski, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Really interesting information on Mary, much different than the impression that I've gotten about her before. She was definitely treated cruelly by the media of her day, and the impression I was left with was that she was not prepared to entertain as First Lady. NOT TRUE! Their home here was very refined, and she definitely had style and was... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The Mary Todd Lincoln house is somewhat of a historical oasis in a busy part of the city and could easily be overlooked. Our visit was rewarding and we left with a better understanding of the impact that the Todd family had on the history of the state of Kentucky, the city of Lexington and our nation. The house is... More 

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Lexington, Kentucky
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I live in Lexington and had never been there before so on my day off I decided to check it out. The house is in the middle of downtown. Many of the items in the house are original. The tour guide told many interesting stories about the Todds and the Lincolns. It is well worth an hour or so of... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Couple interesting historical tales with actual centuries old artifacts and you've got an hour or so well spent. My grudging visit to this beautifully restored piece of American history turned out to be both informative and quite enjoyable. The tour guides are extremely knowledgeable and encourage questions and discussion that livens up what could easily be a dull enterprise. To... More 

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Kansas City, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a wonderful piece of history that allows more information about the wife of a president that you will not get in a history class. It is very interesting and allows you an view into the life of our past President Lincoln and his family. The tour guide did an excellent job.

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Lexington, Kentucky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you like Historical homes you must see the Mary Todd Lincoln house. You can buy a 4 house ticket of the Lincoln, Hunt Morgan, Ashland and Waveland-Lexington's 4 historical homes.

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MTLHouse, Manager at Mary Todd Lincoln House, responded to this review

Thanks for the review, Leelex! For folks who are interested, the 4-house ticket is sold at the Lexington Visitors Center and is good for one year. More 

Eugene, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are a history buff, this is a must see place to visit. Small tours adds to the educational experience. I highly recommend children in high school and visit. I knew a lot about President Lincoln but very little about his wife... go and learn

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Cookeville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It is amazing what you find if you just look around. We were not planning to see this site, but went to church next door. What a special visit. At least Mrs. Lincoln kept true to her raising.

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