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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
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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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We went into this adventure, not thinking about it because my husband remembered it pre-rennovation. Our guide, Selene, was wonderful. She gave us a great presentation, seemed... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Phyllis K
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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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138 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We went into this adventure, not thinking about it because my husband remembered it pre-rennovation. Our guide, Selene, was wonderful. She gave us a great presentation, seemed so knowledgeable and had a lot of back stories. I asked her how long she had been doing this about a month, but she's working on a master's in the field.

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Massillon, Ohio
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22 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Lots of historical information and memorabilia on display. Tour was informative and interesting. I recommend going!

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Louisville, Kentucky
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I are history buffs who also love politics and government. There was so much I didn't realize about Mary Todd Lincoln that I didn't know. The tour guides are knowledgeable and made it more about the house preparing her for role as first lady instead of just being a home to a first lady. A must do... More 

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West Bloomfield, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great tour . Very informative . Michael was our tour guide , he was well educated about the history of the house and the Lincolns. A must, to do in Lexington.

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Lexington, Kentucky
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This house is beautifully restored. They did a great job considering it was to be torn down. The historians giving the tours are very knowledgable and gave us great information.

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Thank Elaine F
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a wonderful visit we had to Mary Todd Lincoln's house. It was great to tour the home of the wife of our 16th president. The home was well restored and beautifully appointed with period furniture. The guide was informative and well versed on the Lincoln family and the Todd family. He was able to answer all our questions and... More 

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Louisville, Ky
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a tour of about an hour and were taken thru the house. The tours are on the hour but on busy days you should reserve your time in advance. The tour shows the house and the Todd's belonging and explains how they lived and used the home. There is a nice review of the Todd family history. The... More 

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Melbourne, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I stopped by for a visit when the museum opened at 10:00 am and fortunately it was just the two of us on our tour, which was a treat. Our guide, Tom, was outstanding and very knowledgeable. There was a lot I did not know about Mary Todd Lincoln and this was such a great tour to... More 

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Middletown, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

While in Lexington recently, my husband and I did this tour and enjoyed it thoroughly. So much information in about an hour tour. My husband loves history but I must confess that me, not so much, but I loved this tour as they made it so very interesting! Definitely recommend!

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Dayton, Ohio
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Typical historic home museum, but the bookstore had every imaginable Lincoln book except Bill O' Reilly's I asked about it and the staff had some problem with it and also admitted they wouldn't carry it at their sister property. The clerk couldn't tell me what was wrong with the book but that they didn't think it was accurate, I didn't... More 

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