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Mary Todd Lincoln House, Lexington
(4.5/5 based on 400+ 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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  • A tour of this house/historical landmark is well worth your time. The historical information provided by the docents is excellent and the house is unique as well. 
  • Lots of great info and history. Our doecent wasn't as knowledgeable in some of the important time period details that make a tour truly spectacular. 
  • I thought the entrance fee was a little high until I started on the tour. The Guide was very informative and handled questions well. Tour lasted a little over an hour. Well worth the money and time sp...  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.