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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
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

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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Beautiful home

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

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Lexington, Kentucky
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Lexington, Kentucky
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

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

Thank andbake
Beattyville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

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.

Thank Linda C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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 

Thank GinnyShoe
Charleston, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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

1 Thank ShelbyJeanG
Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

2 Thank Alma K
Lexington, Kentucky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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.

2 Thank the1drjazz
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 19, 2016 via mobile

Lots of great info and history. Our doecent wasn't as knowledgeable in some of the important time period details that make a tour truly spectacular.

1 Thank Angela L
Lexington, Kentucky
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2016

I thought the entrance fee was a little high until I started on the tour. The Guide was very informative and handled questions well. Tour lasted a little over an hour. Well worth the money and time spent.

1 Thank DebbieKY
Cleveland, Tennessee
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 11, 2016

Great guide and learned several things I'd never heard before. Recommend it to any history buff and all young people.

Thank gerrieann2016
Springfield, Missouri
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 10, 2016 via mobile

While the house was stripped of original furnishings over the years, and the house is in downtown Lexington, it's still worth a visit. They have some of Mary Todd's belongings that were likely used by Abraham himself. He even stayed there, and they have the bed he may have slept in. Call ahead and reserve your spot, or you may... More 

1 Thank Ben C

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