Mary Todd Lincoln House, Lexington

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Mary Todd Lincoln House at 578 West Main Street 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. Hour-long guided tours introduce 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 tour staff of this house was amazing. He was so knowledgeable it made you feel as if he had lived with the Lincoln's during the time frame. Even the landscape is set us so nicely. We would...  more »
  • My first visit was almost 30 years ago ... On this visit, I was disappointed to see how the city of Lexington has all but swallowed up this gem. But once onsite, I realized that it is very...  more »
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  • 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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