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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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Out of towners enjoyed the grounds

A large group of us arrived too late to tour the inside, but it seems the web site indicated they... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Historic home of Louisvillian Joshua Speed and relationship with his life friend, Abraham Lincoln

Starting at the Visitor Center, we enjoyed a 17 minute presentation, including the sights and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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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 days ago

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
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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 1 week ago 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 3 weeks ago

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
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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
Thank loriejacobs
Reviewed July 9, 2018

We arrived after the last tour time, but they were kind enough to give us the quick, but still interesting history of the house and the family. The docent was very knowledgeable. This was our first time learning about hemp production. There is reference to...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Luv2trvlafar
Reviewed July 7, 2018

The mansion and the story behind it were very interesting. The audio presentation was very different than the usual film. What made it special for me, was our tour guide, Kathy Nichols. We had visited on the 4th of July and did not know the...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank silvertongue10147
Reviewed June 23, 2018

I stopped by with my kids for some local history. Upon arrival at the visitors' center there was no one around - we waited about 10 minutes. With no tour guide available we took a stroll around the grounds on our own, without going in...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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July 9, 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!