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Farmington Historic Home

3033 Bardstown Rd, Louisville, KY 40205-3019
+1 502-452-9920
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Perfectly preserved

We enjoyed seeing this home and hearing of how this atmosphere and the family's care saw Abraham... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
loriejacobs
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Louisville, Kentucky
Interesting story.

We arrived after the last tour time, but they were kind enough to give us the quick, but still... read more

Reviewed July 9, 2018
Luv2trvlafar
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Media, PA
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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 house, restored 2000-2002, includes period furniture, art, and textiles. The 18.5 acre property includes educational signs, a formal garden, and agricultural signs.
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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3033 Bardstown Rd, Louisville, KY 40205-3019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

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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

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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

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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

1  Thank Dewayne P
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Reviewed June 9, 2018

We had the benefit of a tour by Speed himself, a Speed family descendant, and it was both amazing and enlightening. As detailed in Doris Kearns Goodwin definitive history of Lincoln's personal relationships "Team of Rivals", Joshua Speed's strong friendship with Lincoln may very well...More

1  Thank Kevin D
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Reviewed May 18, 2018

There is a short audio-visual presentation before you go out on the tour, that gives context to the importance of the house and the connection between the Speed family, whose home it was, and Abraham Lincoln, who spent a short but critical period of his...More

1  Thank frankb4d
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Reviewed May 2, 2018 via mobile

Great staff. Had a wonderful tour guide. Interesting history of the Speed family and Abraham Lincoln.

1  Thank Anne B
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Reviewed April 30, 2018

We visited Louisville for several days, and enjoy seeing, and learning, about historical properties, so Farmington was on our list of "places to go". We were so impressed with the audio-visual introductory presentation, as well as with the tour we were given. Our guide was...More

1  Thank Travel50StatesUSA
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Reviewed January 26, 2018

What a nice surprise. The guide knew EVERYTHING about the speeds, Abe Lincoln and Farmington and made it a pleasure! Nice 20 minute intro audio/visual display gave us some historical background and perspective, then a detailed outside and room by room walk through the house....More

3  Thank SirTravelaLot1972
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Reviewed November 21, 2017

Our guide, Brian, was terrific; our experience spending time with him was five stars. When the two of us arrived at the visitor center about 11AM on a Tuesday we were greeted by a gentleman who explained that since the docent was unavailable, he would...More

2  Thank Mike O
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Jenn P
July 9, 2018|
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Response from Kathy N | 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!
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