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Farmington Historic Home

Open Now: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Informative and Interesting

My fiancee and I visited and had a great time. When we arrived we were happily greeted by their dog... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Beautiful house. Smart tour.

This is a "don't miss". The house is gorgeous. The furnishings, while not original, are period... read more

Reviewed January 8, 2019
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Farmington Historic Plantation was home to the John and Lucy Fry Speed family and over 60 enslaved black Americans. The main house, completed in 1816, is a Jeffersonian Federal style Italianate villa,the center of a 550-acre hemp plantation. The...more
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3033 Bardstown Rd, Louisville, KY 40205-3019
+1 502-452-9920
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My fiancee and I visited and had a great time. When we arrived we were happily greeted by their dog Molly who has more than happy to see us. Kathy, the executive director was happy to talk to us and find out about us. Since...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank charlottefake
Reviewed January 8, 2019

This is a "don't miss". The house is gorgeous. The furnishings, while not original, are period and the carpets and wallpapers are based on what was available in Louisville at the time. They are an eye-opener! The story of the working plantation and the role...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank KatU-12
Reviewed December 15, 2018 via mobile

This is a great tour that gives a flavor of what life was like during slavery. Our tour guide “Speed” did an incredible job helping to relate the importance of the past to the future. We thoroughly enjoyed the tour!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Aviv K
Reviewed December 11, 2018

A large group of us arrived too late to tour the inside, but it seems the web site indicated they would be open. Another traveler gave us her map so we could tour the grounds and have an idea what was what. We definitely were...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank BevCS
Reviewed December 2, 2018 via mobile

Starting at the Visitor Center, we enjoyed a 17 minute presentation, including the sights and sounds of what it would have been like living on this hemp plantation of 550 acres with the Speed family and their slaves. The presentation conveys the troubling problems which...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Cheryl F
Reviewed December 1, 2018 via mobile

We enjoyed the hour tour of the historic home with a member of the family that originally owned the house. It was fascinating the rooms are really well decorated to the time period. The history of slavery is not glossed over, but spoken about honestly...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank nancyh284
Reviewed November 22, 2018

This is an historic house with some ties to Lincoln – he spent a summer here. All the furniture is period furniture and house is restored to the 1860s. Access is only by tour that last one hour, so check the schedule. The tour starts...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank IslanderOnTheRoad
Reviewed September 16, 2018

We went here since our AAA guide said it was a gem and we were on a Lincoln sightseeing trip. Although Lincoln stayed here once for two weeks they do not even know which room he slept in and nothing in the house is original....More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank hotel-hopper
Reviewed September 14, 2018

Stopped here as part of our gal pal weekend. Lovely tour, great history, and fantastic tour guide. Worth our time, enjoyed meeting new people, and our tour guide was a descendant of the family who built the house.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Heather K
Reviewed July 29, 2018

We enjoyed seeing this home and hearing of how this atmosphere and the family's care saw Abraham Lincoln through a very difficult time and spurred him on to greatness. We also appreciated hearing how Abraham Lincoln voiced his opposition to the Speed family having slaves....More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Response from KathyN1336 | Property representative |
Yes, admission is: Adults - $9 Seniors (over 60) - $8 Vets - $8 AAA - $8 Students - 6-18 or college ID - $5 We hope to see you soon!