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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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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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History of an interesting lady.

Well restored home with period and some original pieces. Although a book about Mary Todd Lincoln was what got me interested in biographies of famous people MANY years ago, I... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Well restored home with period and some original pieces. Although a book about Mary Todd Lincoln was what got me interested in biographies of famous people MANY years ago, I learned quite a bit more about her from the docent. It was nice to have only a few people in our group (only up to 15 are allowed at one... More 

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Dayton, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

If you are a history buff this place is for you, great history, house, furnishings and docents. Tours start on the hour so make sure you plan your arrival. The cost is $12.00 per person and is very much worth every penny, that's just .20 cents per minute for those keeping track. Our docent was Tasha, a senior history major... More 

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Washington, DC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

To tour the house you must take a docent tour (on the hour) and they fill up quickly. But sitting in the garden while waiting for the next tour is pleasant. Mary Todd Lincoln is presented in a sophisticated way so we see her problems and strengths. The docent is open that most furnishings are not original.

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Thank CGBfromDC
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Interesting information about Mary and her family. Authentic style furnishings to the period in time. Only an hour but guide provides some interesting tidbits about the life of Mary.

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Thank Kathy A
Lexington, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The docents were professional! They were entertaining. The tour of was beyond the Todd family's choice of china and their double parlors. Mary Todd's early childhood years came alive as we were also provided with a Mary Todd neighborhood walking tour so we could see and experience some of Mary Todd's landscape as she was growing up. Her schools, her... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Interesting tour and very knowledgeable guides-a little over priced for length of tour. If you don't get there right when tour starts there is nothing to do or see.

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Invercargill, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful tour. Our guide was so knowledgeable. Enjoyed the personal stories about Mary & her family. The house is very well maintained.

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Thank KellyJ1213
Ridgeland, Mississippi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very good job of a slice of Lexington gentry and future first lady. Good background on her and her family. Interesting look at life back then, good job by guides. Neat place to visit, and almost next door to convention center.

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Knoxville, TN
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This tour is one of the highlights of a visit to Lexington as it is very educational and is a lovely way to spend an hour or two. The docents of the museum are very knowledgeable and really seem to enjoy having you as guests. The furnishings and the architecture are absolutely gorgeous. So much to know and learn about... More 

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Vancouver, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

While visiting family we stopped by to tour this historical home. I thoroughly enjoyed the tour, knowledgable docents, authentic furnishings and learned a lot about this interesting woman in our history. I always appreciate a garden and this one was no exception.

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