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Mary Todd Lincoln House in Lexington, Kentucky, USA, was the girlhood home of Mary Todd, the future first lady and wife of the 16th President, Abraham Lincoln. Today the fourteen-room house is a museum containing period furniture, portraits, and artifacts from the Todd and Lincoln families. The museum introduces visitors to the complex life of Mary Todd Lincoln, from her refined upbringing in a wealthy, slave-holding family to her reclusive years as a mourning widow.Plan to see Mary Todd Lincoln House and other attractions that appeal to you using our Lexington route builder tool.
The house was built c. 1803–1806 as an inn and tavern, which was called "The Sign of the Green Tree" before its purchased by Mary's father, Robert Smith Todd, for the Todd family. The family moved into the three-story home in 1832. Mary Todd lived in this home until 1839, when she moved to Springfield, Illinois. After their marriage Mr. and Mrs. Lincoln visited her family here.
Mary Todd Lincoln House reviews
I was very pleasantly surprised by the home and its furnishings..no efforts to sugarcoat the insanity of Mary
I was very pleasantly surprised by the home and its furnishings..no efforts to sugarcoat the insanity of Mary more »
The knowledgeable staff added to our interesting and our outstanding tour. The new preservation efforts will make this tour even better.
The knowledgeable staff added to our interesting and our outstanding tour. The new preservation efforts will make this tour even better. more »
Definitely worth a visit. Only takes about an hour at most to do the tour. They have note cards in each room to tell you the significance of certain items in that room. There are also pieces furniture and other items that belong to Mary's Niece Katherine Helm. Small little gift shop on site, it was a little pricey or at least in my opinion it was, 6.99 for a small magnet was a bit much.
Provided a good history of the Todd family. $15.00 for adults. History buffs will find it very educational and interesting. Not recommended for young children. Stairs to the second floor.
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