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Mary Todd Lincoln House

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Address: 578 W Main St, Lexington, KY 40507-1642
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+1 859-233-9999
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Mon - Sat 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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Historic tour

Toured with my parents as my dad is s history buff. Very informative, learned things that surprised me. This is an old mansion from the 1800 that is well preserved.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Nancy P
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Lexington, Kentucky
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Lexington, Kentucky
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17 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Toured with my parents as my dad is s history buff. Very informative, learned things that surprised me. This is an old mansion from the 1800 that is well preserved.

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Lexington, Kentucky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This home is well preserved. It is great to visit the house where President Abraham Lincoln had stayed. The presentations were very informative. I think if you are in the Lexington area you should visit this 'HISTORICAL TREASURE'!

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Thank StephenandMargaret
Lexington, Kentucky
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I expected a little more. This was just like any other Antebellum house that you might find anywhere in Kentucky. However there were a lot of artifacts and pictures relating to the Lincoln's and that was very interesting.

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Thank Linda W
Lexington, Kentucky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This house shows a part of the Lincoln history that is often overlooked. Ample parking, clean presentation and a helpful staff.

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Thank bobwillcutt
Lexington, Kentucky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2017 via mobile

Very knowledgeable staff and have very detailed history of the home and the Todd family. Plenty of parking in the back.

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Beattyville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2017

The tour guide was so knowledgeable. I learned so many personal things about Mary Todd Lincoln that helped me understand her behavior in later years. A wonderful place to visit if you love civil war history.

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Thank Linda C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 12, 2017

We visited not knowing much about Mary Todd Lincoln and the staff was happy to fill us in! Everyone there was very friendly and the house itself is beautifully restored. If you're interested in this era of history it is worth stopping by to learn more about Mrs. Lincoln's life before and after her time as the first lady. Really... More 

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Charleston, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2017

My girls were studying Lincoln so I thought this would be a fantastic stop on our vacation. They really enjoyed seeing this!

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2017

There is a $12 fee but well worth it. So much history in this home. Our guide was very informative and did a wonderful job answering everyone's questions - her name escapes me. There was a lot of period furniture, not all Mary Todd's. Lots of stairs to climb so be prepared if you have problems climbing or going down... More 

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Lexington, Kentucky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 14, 2016

A tour of this house/historical landmark is well worth your time. The historical information provided by the docents is excellent and the house is unique as well.

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