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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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Informative tour

My sister and I visited the end of May. Our tour guide was very informative and fun. He shared many interesting facts about Mrs Lincoln. The house is beautiful and felt like a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
mwardgamma1
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Lexington, Kentucky
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Lexington, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My sister and I visited the end of May. Our tour guide was very informative and fun. He shared many interesting facts about Mrs Lincoln. The house is beautiful and felt like a step back in time. The tour was about an hour which seemed like a perfect amount of time. I wish we had had more time to sit... More 

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Lexington, Kentucky
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Not what i expected. Hard to park. Less historical than some homes. Hard to find, not visible until you pass it.

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Summerfield, Fl Usa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Tour was about an hour long. The price was $10. We had a very good tour guide. He was very knowledgeable about the history

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Thank Helen T
Lexington, Kentucky
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I had sticker shock at the $10 admission, but this tour was worth it. We learned many interesting and little-known facts about Mary Todd, her family, and her relationship with Abe Lincoln. This is the house she lived in as a teen. Her birthplace is just a few blocks away.

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Thank Andrea L
Lexington, Kentucky
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Once you are inside you can feel that you have gone back in time to find a little of the environment that helped (hindered) the formation of Mary Todd's personality and emotional turmoil. I find that the City allowed no buffer from the Civic center, parking and major roadways surrounding the old home. The transition from outside to inside is... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The home was well transformed into the period it depicted. Guide was very informative. Enjoyed time.

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Depew, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Docents were very knowledgeable and great speakers. I have been to her son's house in Vermont and got more history on her there as well. Here it shows her as a young woman of privilege, education, and standing. House doesn't have a big parking lot, it's in the back off the side street. It's a little pricey, but worth the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a typical Historic site. My husband loves history. The guide gave us an informative tour of the house. $10 a person. Tours on the hour.

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I've been wanting to go to this house for years! Tours start on the hour and only 15 people per tour are allowed; we paid $10 per person for an hour tour with Hanna and she was great! Very impressed about herknolwdledge, detail and witt. Plan ahead because tours get filled up quickly and you can't make reservations but the... More 

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

Thank you for the great review! For readers, please note that the adult admission is now $12 per person. Thanks! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Walk the stairs and touch the same handrail as Abraham Lincoln did. A continually growing collection of artifacts that belonged to the Todd family. Mary lived here during her formative years. A wonderful guide and great gift shop.

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