Mary Todd Lincoln House, Lexington

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The Mary Todd Lincoln House is the girlhood home of the the future first lady and wife of the 16th president Abaham Lincoln. The Lincolns visited her family her after their marriage.

Opened in 1977, The museum is the first historic site to tell the story of a first lady. Sophisticated and well educated, Mary Todd Lincoln’s success in the White House seemed assured. Yet few women have endured as much controversy and tragedy. Visit her family home to learn more at this fascinating woman!

Located in downtown Lexington, a free parking lot is behind the house. Open seasonally March 15th -Nov 30th. Holiday schedule varies. Open Mon.-Sat. (closed Sun.) Guided tours are on the hour, 10AM–3PM (closes 4PM) $12 adults; $5 children ages 6–12.
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  • August 14, 2017
    This tour gave you not only a view of a beautiful home, but also a glimpse into the early life of Mary Tood Lincoln. Our tour guide told esthete Mary Todd Lincoln was a highly educated young girl who ...  more »
  • August 8, 2017
    A woman who suffers so many tragedies in her life. After losing her mother at an early age n dealing with a not so nice step mother. Then losing 3 of her 4 sons prematurely n the murder of her husband...  more »
  • August 1, 2017
    We arrived about 45 minutes before the 11:00 am tour to purchase our tickets. (It was a Saturday and the 11:00 tour did sell out.) Our tour guide was interesting and informative. I did have a 12 year ...  more »
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  • June 30, 2017
    Small but worth a visit if you are in the area. Some of the stuff are reproductions or pieces appropriate to the period, not really what was there. This was disappointing to me. However, it was interesting regardless and neat to walk stairs using the same banister as Abraham Lincoln
  • June 21, 2017
    Have visited twice now and intend to return. This is a very worthwhile tour with a very knowledgeable docent who tells a moving narrative of the challenges and sorrows of Mary Todd Lincoln. Everyone should be aware of this most significant chapter in our national history.
  • June 3, 2017
    Well worth the time and ticket. Learned a lot about a very amazing First Lady.
  • July 4, 2017
    The tour guides were friendly but the place was a little small and decorated to the period instead of being original, so a lot of the history of the pieces is unknown.
  • February 21, 2017
    I have been here a few times. I like learning a little about our local history. It's fun for all ages.

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