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Mary Todd Lincoln House, Lexington

(4.5/5 based on 420+ reviews on the web)
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) $10 adults; $5 children ages 6–12.
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  • Toured with my parents as my dad is s history buff. Very informative, learned things that surprised me. This is an old mansion from the 1800 that is well preserved.  more »
  • This home is well preserved. It is great to visit the house where President Abraham Lincoln had stayed. The presentations were very informative. I think if you are in the Lexington area you should vis...  more »
  • I expected a little more. This was just like any other Antebellum house that you might find anywhere in Kentucky. However there were a lot of artifacts and pictures relating to the Lincoln's and that ...  more »
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  • Drove 2 and a half hours to this place only to find that the final tour of the day which was limited to 15 people already had 14 in it. There were 2 of us and they would not make an exception. The young woman at the front was quite rude. A similar thing happened to me here a few years ago. The history may be wonderful here but I don't plan to try this again. They can kiss my ass! I rarely give only 1 star. If you go here I hope you get in and enjoy it but consider yourself warned.
  • Get there early for your tour to reserve a spot. On our day we were the last four in that hour's tour and glad to have it work out. The tour was well done, professional, fun, friendly and informative. The house itself is a good spot to begin a visit in that it gives the real feel of how things were in Lexington. Totally recommend it.
  • Great house. Bad thing, homeless people lay on the sidewalks. So sad
  • Historic home of Mary Todd Lincoln. Knowledgeable tour guide. Elegant mansion built at a time when indoor plumbing was a luxury.
  • I thought it was interesting addition to the historical accounts we learn in school.