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Address: 3033 Bardstown Rd, Louisville, KY 40205-3019
Phone Number: 502 452 9920
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This Jeffersonian mansion was built in 1815 by the Speed family.

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The place where A. Lincoln saw slavery up close & personal

Another site for Lincolnphiles to visit. The place where A. Lincoln saw slavery up close & personal while visiting the Speed family plantation which had about 50-60 slaves. A bit... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Another site for Lincolnphiles to visit. The place where A. Lincoln saw slavery up close & personal while visiting the Speed family plantation which had about 50-60 slaves. A bit hard to find but worth the effort. Our docent was great & there were only 4 of us on the tour.

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Pittsburgh
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2016

Elegant 1816 Federal style hemp plantation home of John & Lucy Speed and 13 children. The 14 rooms of the house were perfectly proportioned and included two octagonal rooms. There is also a 19th century vegetable garden and a gorgeous flower bed, along with a stone springhouse, barn, and blacksmith shop to see. The family history is quite interesting especially... More 

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Louisville, Kentucky, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2016 via mobile

This is a wonderfully preserved example of a wealthy family's home on once was a 500+ acre hemp plantation. It's main claim to fame is that Abe Lincoln visited his good friend Joshua Speed here and many feel that visit impacted his position against slavery. Our tour guide Terry was outstanding, she made the house come alive for our group.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016

A very interesting historical excursion but is better for the more mature/ older families and groups.

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Richmond, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016

Farmington Historic Home was a disappoint across the board. It is stuck between University of Louisville and a neighborhood with little property. We walked in to the visitor center and the employee acted surprised that we were there and said we just missed a tour. She did not offer to get us into that tour and was nor the least... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

We were given a guided tour of this plantation home where Abraham Lincoln once stayed. You entered the grounds through an long tree tunnel, which I found to be impressive. The layout of the house is based on a Thomas Jefferson design. The guide/docent was knowledgeable about every detail of the home. We were taken back in time. The restoration... More 

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Russell Springs, Kentucky
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016

We visited Farmington on Saturday. on the website it said they were open from Tuesday to Saturday 10 am to 4 pm. We went to Farmington and arrived when another family did. they have a self guiding tour and a beautiful garden. Someone was setting up for a wedding. No one was in the welcome center. It was about 1:00... More 

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Louisville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016

We had my daughters wedding and reception here. We got the use of the entire grounds and buildings. It was a beautiful setting. Even some deer off in the woods were seen. Highly recommend this for a wedding.

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Cleveland, OH
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016

I visited Farmington on a tour offered in connection with a conference I was attending. This piqued my interest because of Abraham Lincoln's friendship with Joshua Speed, a son of the owner, before his Presidency and Jefferson's influence on the design of this home. Having visited Monticello recently, Jefferson's influence was patent - symettrey, octagonal rooms, efficient use of room... More 

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Pepper Pike, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

I visited Farmington Historic Home today. Our group was divided into 2 groups. The group I was not in had a guide who started before us and ended up after us, and I couldn't help but feel like I was missing something! Our guide was asked several questions, and she honestly answered that she didn't know the answers, but perhaps... More 

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