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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  • I had just read a book about Mary Todd Lincoln before going into the house, so I was up on my history walking in. The tour guide was very knowledgeable and answered all of my questions. It was quite a...  more »
  • Tours start at top of each hour. Mary Beth my tour guide is well educated in the Mary Todd Lincoln family & history! On a rainy day in Lexington, I was alone on the tour & able to ask questions/conver...  more »
  • When in Lexington the Mary Todd Lincoln house is definitely worth seeing. The tour was very informative.  more »
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  • 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
  • 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.
  • Well worth the time and ticket. Learned a lot about a very amazing First Lady.
  • 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.
  • 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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