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Mary Todd Lincoln House, Lexington

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History Museum · Landmark
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.
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.

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  • The knowledgeable staff added to our interesting and our outstanding tour. The new preservation efforts will make this tour even better.  more »
  • We happened upon this place on our way back home from visiting the fabulous Abraham Lincoln Museum in Springfield, IL. So glad we saw it! This is the home where Mary Lincoln spent many years prior.....  more »
  • We greatly enjoyed visiting the home; we had visited it nearly 40 years ago and enjoyed it again. Mary Beth did an excellent job of blending Mary Todd's own story with that of her famous presidential husband. She captured the history and culture of Lexington and the surrounding area. The staff were great, knowledgeable and knew their history. Parking was a bit off due to road construction, but the house itself was great.
  • Place was interesting and our guide was very knowledgeable. Tour is an hour, which worked out great since we had to be at the airport within 5 hours. If you're visiting Lexington it's definitely a place to visit.

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