Mary Todd Lincoln House Guided Tour Ticket
22 Ratings
Explore Mary Todd Lincoln's childhood home and uncover the intriguing life of one of America's most controversial first ladies.
Duration: 1 hour
Cancellation: 1 day learn more

Mary Todd Lincoln House - The museum introduces visitors to the complex life of Mary Todd Lincoln. Tour her girlhood home to learn more about this fascinating first lady!

What's Included
  • Complimentary Self-Guided Walking Tour of Downtown
  • Guided Tour of the House (60 Minutes)
Additional Information

Discover one of America’s most intriguing first ladies! The Mary Todd Lincoln House was the residence of the wife of the 16th president, Abraham Lincoln. Mrs. Lincoln was cultured, well-educated, and knowledgeable in politics. Outwardly, her success in the White House appeared certain. However, few women in American history have faced as much controversy and sorrow. Visit her childhood home to uncover the complete story.

  • The Mary Todd Lincoln House is partially wheelchair accessible. The first floor of the museum can be reached via a handicap lift and is wheelchair navigable. Please ask staff for access to the lift. The second floor is not wheelchair accessible. There are twenty-one steps to the second floor. A photo album of the upstairs is available for visitors who are unable to or choose not to tour the upstairs.
Mary Todd Lincoln House
West Main Street
Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

Customer Ratings
(22 Ratings)
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Apr 26, 2024
WONDERFUL Visit to MTL House - The House is full of history and I learned a LOT! Nathan greeted us at the door and provided a wonderful overview. Elizabeth was incredible as well! They were both so knowledgeable and nice and the house is wonderful. So glad we visited.
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Apr 13, 2024
Good tour and very knowledgeable guide - Our trip to the Mary Todd Lincoln was very informative and well done. The guide was very knowledgeable and kept the presentation very engaging.
Review provided by Viator
Mar 27, 2024
Todd family history is interesting - So wonderful to learn the history of one of the most influential First Ladies in history. Learning about her large family and how divided they were but still loved each other. All of it was very interesting. Very nice that they have been able to obtain some of the original Todd family furniture. I loved the guided tour and hearing the stories shared by Sharon.
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Mar 23, 2024
Highly Recommend - Liv was an excellent tour guide! She was very knowledgeable and answered everyone’s questions. She was also very polite and patient with those of us taking pictures.
Review provided by Viator
Jun 11, 2021
Loved this - My mom and I really enjoyed this tour! The guides were very knowledgeable and we learned a lot about the First Lady, her family, and Kentucky! Very educational and interesting.
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Aug 11, 2020
GREAT TOUR! - Very knowledgeable staff. We really enjoyed hearing many things about Mary Todd Lincoln and her family.
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Dec 11, 2019
Great tour - Our guide was interesting and engaging and the tour was very well done. I learned a lot about Mary Todd Lincoln that I didn't know.
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Dec 9, 2019
Wonderful tour that allows you to walk in the steps of Lincoln - Hats off to the tour guide! As an anthropology major and graduate of LSU, it was nice to see a young person (matriculating in History), who was so well versed in both the direct account of the residence and also the period history. As we all know, the folks in that period were burdened with the slavery issue. Along with the accomplishments of the Todd-Lincoln family, she never steered away from the ills regarding slavery that the family committed. I appreciate the whole-hearted lesson provided. Nothing was "white-washed" and it was truly informative tour. Sadly though, there was a woman suffering with ALS that day and she was not able to take the tour but between myself and her husband Robert, we were able to (via photos) at least allow her to enjoy the experience. Hopefully as a society, we will continue to make museums inclusive and allow those in wheel-chairs to enjoy the experience. I wish I could fund it myself, but sadly that is not an option. Pass a bill to fund it and I will be the first to give my nickel in taxes.
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May 4, 2024
Definitely worth a visit. We enjoyed the tour but found our guide unable to answer several basic questions. - We enjoyed our tour, but found our guide unable to answer several basic questions. House & gardens were beautiful. Definitely worth a visit.
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Mar 21, 2024
Not your typical house tour - My reasons for going on this tour is that it is highly rated for Lexington and because we saw the Lincoln house in Springfield. This house is rather plain and does not have the history like presidential homes, but it s still fascinating and I give my tour guide a five star rating. Very glad that we toured it.
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up to 15 guests
1 Adult
July 2024