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Mary Todd Lincoln House

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History revisited

With free time on my hands in Lexington, I knew I had to visit the Mary Todd Lincoln House. It was... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
billsbabe511
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Roebling, New Jersey
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Very informative and interesting

My wife and I took the tour as it was one of the sites we had not visited in Lexington. The tour... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Gkgg
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Corbin, Kentucky
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Closed for the winter beginning Dec. 1. Hourly public tours will resume on March 15, 2019. Discover America's most fascinating first lady during a visit to her girlhood home. The wife of President Abraham Lincoln grew up in this house. After their...more
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

With free time on my hands in Lexington, I knew I had to visit the Mary Todd Lincoln House. It was everything I had hoped it to be. A wonderfully restored home on Main Street with a church next door, high ceilings and period furniture....More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I took the tour as it was one of the sites we had not visited in Lexington. The tour guide was a history major graduate of eastern Kentucky university. She was well informed and personable. Other people on the tour had many...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I completely enjoyed the tour of the Mary Todd Lincoln house. A much-maligned and misunderstood woman, Mary Todd Lincoln left her family physically and emotionally and influenced her husband to make some of the historically important decisions that he made. The reclaiming of the house...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I have a lovely tour of Mary Todd Lincoln's childhood home. It has been lovingly restored to its former glory. Hats off to the group that restored it and maintains it. The pictures of how it had deteriorated our appalling. It's lovely now. So many...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Lyn T
Reviewed 8 November 2018

The one hour tour was worth doing. The furniture was what cannot be purchased today. The history was sad but interesting. Our guide was friendly and informative. We recommend it.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Lenjoyce1
Reviewed 7 November 2018

Big Lincoln fans, this was a treat. Our tour guide was knowledgeable and pointed out the artifacts that belonged to the Todds or Lincolns and those that were replicas. Lovely furnishings, and just knowing this is where these historical figures walked, talked, and went about...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Okie_Davis
Reviewed 31 October 2018

The tour of this house was well done, our narrator did a very nice job showing us the house as well as answering all our questions.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Scott W
Reviewed 26 October 2018 via mobile

As my sister commented when we left, this visit offered a different perspective of Mary Todd Lincoln than what she is generally known for—crazy shrew. She was much more than that and any mental health issues she experienced are also explained. We were glad we...More

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank GlennaBeck
Reviewed 24 October 2018

The tour of Mary Todd Lincoln House is very interesting and I learned a lot. It is easy to find. There is also plenty of parking spaces behind the house. There is also a brochure which has a walking guide that starts at her house....More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Thom B
Reviewed 24 October 2018 via mobile

We arrived in time for the 10 am tour. We parked on the street and plugged the meter, only to realize parking is available behind the House and probably free. Tom was the tour guide. He was knowledgeable, well spoken and had good interpersonal skills....More

Date of experience: October 2018
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zoutespaula
22 July 2018|
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Response from MTLHouse | Property representative |
The Mary Todd Lincoln House is partially wheelchair accessible. The first floor of the museum can be reached via a handicap lift and is wheelchair navigable. Please ask staff for access to the lift. The second floor is not... More
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Diane W
6 October 2017|
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The Mary Todd Lincoln House is a private, non-profit museum. It is listed as a site on the National Register of Historic Places but is not a part of the National Park Service.
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Toby S
2 January 2017|
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Hi Toby. The museum is closed for the winter and reopens on March 15th. Hope you can visit in the Spring!
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