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Mary Todd Lincoln House

578 W Main St, Lexington, KY 40507-1642
+1 859-233-9999
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Knowledgeable guide gave new insights into Mary Todd Lincoln. Make sure you arrive in time to... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
MrsDH-MrRH
interesting to learn about her early life

Jessica was a great tour guide, and gave us lots of information. I found it interesting to learn... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
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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 marriage Mr. and Mrs. Lincoln visited her family here. Today the fourteen room house contains period furniture, portraits, and furnishings. The property is located in downtown Lexington and has a free parking lot located directly behind the house. Convenient walking distance to local hotels and restaurants. Holiday schedule varies. Open seasonally March 15th - November 30th, Monday -Saturday (closed Sundays.) Guided tours on the hour, 10AM-3PM (last tour at 3PM).
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578 W Main St, Lexington, KY 40507-1642
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Knowledgeable guide gave new insights into Mary Todd Lincoln. Make sure you arrive in time to start the tour at the top of the hour.

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Reviewed 4 days ago

Jessica was a great tour guide, and gave us lots of information. I found it interesting to learn more details of her whole life, from her early years growing up in the house, to her married life, and life after the assassination. Jessica gave us...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

A lovely one hour tour! Due to the size of the house, tours are limited to a maximum of 15 people. Because of this, you do not have too strain to see things, and the house gives you a great sense of how Mary Todd...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was unprepared for how awesome the tour of the Mary Todd Lincoln House would be. Jessica, our guide, shared the history of the house and stories of the lives of the many members of the Todd family in an interesting and informative way. The...More

Thank Kirsten L
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This the first and only museum dedicated to a first lady. It is the home where she spent some of her growing up years. They have a lot of original furniture, photos and memorabilia from the Todd family as well as a lot of correct...More

Thank Diane F
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Right in the middle of town, this historic site offers tours of Mary Todd Lincoln's family residence. Last tour is at 3 PM, and they keep the groups small. There is also a gift shop, and parking in the back.

Thank CLK56
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I actually found this museum on Trip Advisor. This is a great little stop. The house belonged to Mary Todd Lincoln's family. She lived in the house for a time and her and President Lincoln made visits to the house. The house is beautifully restored...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very informative tour and restoration of Mary Todd Lincoln’s childhood home. This was an exceptional tour with a few interesting family heirlooms donated back by the last member of her family. Exceptional background information on her upbringing and political exposure while growing up that was...More

Thank Charlene F
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a wonderful tour of the house. Our guide, Katherine, was masterful at storytelling and explaining. She took us from room to room describing the Todd family’s lives, the complexities of Mary‘s life, and her time as a first lady. Each room is filled...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We arrived at 10 on a Tuesday for the first tour of the day. The house was saved from demolition in the 1960s and underwent a remarkable restoration. There are period furnishings, a few original to the house. The young woman who gave the tour...More

Thank Mack3065
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Diane W
6 October 2017|
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Response from Randolph_B478 | Reviewed this property |
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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Response from MTLHouse | Property representative |
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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gary r
8 May 2016|
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Response from stevereviews | Reviewed this property |
Here is a resource that is about to be launched that I created for stops on the LIncoln Heritage trail. It will have info about hours, maps, an audio tour and video... It's abelincoln.tours. Have fun!
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