Mary Todd Lincoln House

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Place Category: MuseumPlace Tags: Places in KY

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    The Mary Todd Lincoln House was the family home of the wife of President Abraham Lincoln, where she lived from the age of 14 to 21. This is the first restored historic house of a First Lady.
    In a 1-hour tour, you’ll dive into the history of the turbulent 19th century through the eyes of Mary and her family. Learn about the complicated life of Mary Todd Lincoln, from the death of her mother when she was only 6 years old to her isolated years as a widow after Abraham Lincoln was assassinated.
    Hear how the Civil War divided the slave-owning household and see how the southern aristocracy used to live by viewing periodical furniture, artifacts, and family portraits.
    You can also take a stroll in the garden and enjoy special events, such as ‘Floral First Lady Bouquet Building Workshop’, ‘Myths, Memories, and Mrs. Lincoln’ and ‘Death, Mourning, and Mrs. Lincoln Evening’.

    Visiting the Mary Todd Lincoln House

    Today is Abraham Lincoln's birthday!! To celebrate, here's some footage that I shot last summer of my family and I visiting his wife's birthplace home in Lexington, Kentucky. Enjoy! 🙂

    I have gained legal permission to use this song through Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License:

    Here's a link to the site where I got the song (AKA "Original Rags (1900, piano roll)):

    And here's where you can see more of Scott Joplin's music on

    Music other than my theme song:
    "Cattails" Kevin MacLeod (
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    Address: 578 West Main St., Lexington, KY 40507
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