Mary Todd Lincoln House, Lexington
About Mary Todd Lincoln House, Lexington
Mary Todd Lincoln House, Lexington - Address, Phone Number, Ticket Price
Address: 578 W Main St, Lexington, KY 40507, USA
Ticket Price: 7 USD
Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
Timings: 10:00 am - 04:00 pm Details
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Mary Todd Lincoln House was where Mary Todd, the wife of President Abraham Lincoln grew up. The house was built in the early years of the 19th century and Mary Todd was living here till 1839. In that year, Todd shifted to Springfield to live with her sister. Post her marriage to Lincoln, they would often stay in this house when visiting Lexington. This is the first historic site restored to commemorate a First Lady. It was converted into a museum and opened to the public in 1977. Pieces of furniture and other items on display have been donated over the years by the Todd and Lincoln family. The museum tries its best to recreate the house the way it was during Mary Todd’s childhood. The museum has a garden that houses some of the most delicate plants and herbs.
Mary Todd Lincoln House Information
- Guided tours are available on the hour.
Mary Todd Lincoln House Ticket Prices
- Children ticket (6-12 years): 4 USD
How To reach Mary Todd Lincoln House by Public Transport
- Bus stop – Main @ Jefferson
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I want to thank Jill for an excellent tour!!! The lady in charge of ticket purchases was also very friendly. The tour was extremely informative and boy did I learn quite a bit about Mary Todd Lincoln.
The gentleman who did the tour was very knowledgeable and friendly. The House was much more interesting than I thought it would be. Lots of nice pieces inside and the history really comes alive.
Excellent tour, very informative. I have been there twice and they keep getting authentic items from family members, etc. Definitely worth visiting and this helps to keep the house open and in good repair.
Really enjoyed the tour of this house. Our guide Mary was very knowledgeable with so much wonderful information about American history and how Mary Todd Lincoln and her family fitted into this time period of great turmoil.
Great house tour and only tour in the country for a First Lady. The house is very nice inside with lots of time period pieces. Only a few pieces are original to the Todd family or the Lincoln family. It was interesting to see what the rooms looked like originally before restoration. However, I felt like there was so much more that could be done or said about Mary. The tour just seemed to gloss over her life.
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