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Mary Todd Lincoln House, Lexington

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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.
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. 
    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 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 »
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  • Wonderful historical home. The stall was very pleasant and super friendly. All were very knowledgeable with questions about this historical home and family history of the Todd and Lincoln families. I had a special interest in visiting the Mary Todd Lincoln House as I am a descendant of Nancy Hanks the mother of Abraham Lincoln. A very enjoyable and pleasant day trip to this historical home.
  • An incredible place. A history that many have forgot. And incredible relic that was just barely saved to keep a memory relating to such a great president.

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