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“Was Expecting More”

Farmington Historic Home
Ranked #63 of 178 things to do in Louisville
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: This Jeffersonian mansion was built in 1815 by the Speed family.
Schaumburg, Illinois
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Was Expecting More”
Reviewed August 8, 2013

We recently toured Farmington and had expected to see a plantation with buildings that you could enter. We did pay the full tour fee, which included a guide just for the main building. That tour only lasted about 1/2 an hour. However, none of the other buildings were open or were completed and available for touring. We toured a similar attraction in Nashville and there we had a period guide, someone dressed in the day. Also, the other buildings and cemetary were available for viewing as well.

Visited August 2013
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London, Canada
Level 3 Contributor
22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“disappointing”
Reviewed May 27, 2013

not much left is original and they require you to use a LOT of your own imagination.
sort of a waste of time.
we self-guided.
they didn't have anyone there to lead us.

Visited May 2013
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2 Thank CRAIG G
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Louisville, Kentucky
Level 3 Contributor
8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Great historic spot”
Reviewed May 7, 2013 via mobile

Abraham Lincoln visited here in 1841. It was the home of the Speed family, which was very influential in the development of Louisville and the U.S. in general during the 19th century. The ground are beautiful and there is a visitor's center and home tour available.

Visited May 2013
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2 Thank Jason H
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Georgetown
Level 6 Contributor
233 reviews
61 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
“From the mind of Thomas Jefferson”
Reviewed May 1, 2013

Farmington is one of the cherished gems of metro Louisville. The Federal home was constructed from architectural drawings made by Thomas Jefferson. The city, the region, and the country should be very happy that this historic landmark has been preserved and is being maintained for public viewing. What a treasure!

Visited April 2013
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Los Angeles, California
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Well kept historic plantation”
Reviewed April 8, 2013

Beautiful grounds and very well maintained historical site. The visitor center was closed when I arrived, but they had a very detailed pamphlet that takes you on a walking tour of the plantation. Each stop was well marked and easy to get to. The main house was locked, so I didn't get to wander inside and see the artifacts up close, but there were plenty of windows around the house that allowed me to peek in and get a sense of the space.

My tip would be to call in advance and make an appointment to get the tour with the docent. There's no fee to walk around on your own, I'm not sure if there's a fee for an docent-led experience.

Visited March 2013
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