Mary Todd Lincoln House

Mary Todd Lincoln House

Mary Todd Lincoln House Bedroom

COVID UPDATE: The museum is currently open for their 2021 season, which lasts through November.


Mary Todd Lincoln House
Address: 578 West Main Street, Lexington, KY 40507
Phone: 859-233-9999

Mary Todd Lincoln House Front Exterior

Attraction Details

Attraction Type: Museum, Historic Home
Description: Discover America’s most fascinating first lady during a visit to her girlhood home! The Mary Todd Lincoln House opened in 1977 and is the first house museum in America to honor a First Lady.
Hours: Hourly tours March 15 – November 30, Monday – Saturday 10am – 3pm. Opened Seasonally
Cost: Adults $15, Youth $6, Children 5 and under are free
Special Events: President’s Day Family Open House, A Very Mary Christmas, Lexington Lincoln Days. For current event calendar, visit:
Reservation Recommended: Limited capacity – reservations strongly recommended
How Long Can I Plan to Be There? 1 – 2 hours
Is WiFi Available? No

Mary Todd Lincoln House Dining Room

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Do you accommodate field trips? Yes. Link to info for this and next two questions is  School tours, including for homeschoolers, are available for K-12 grades by appointment year- round. Rates are $4 per student; $6 per teacher; $10 per other adult chaperone. Reduced admission is available for schools when 50% or more of students are eligible for the federal free and reduced lunch program. School groups are broken in to sub-groups of approximately 15 and tour simultaneously.
Can you host scout troops? Yes. Junior Girl Scouts can take a hands-on tour that fulfills a requirement for the badge “Playing the Past.” The Scout tour is available by appointment year-round.  Rates are $5 per scout, $5 per leader, $8 per other adult chaperone.
Can you accommodate large groups? If so, how big? Group tours are available by appointment year-round at a discounted rate of $11 for groups of 15 or more visitors. Group tours may be booked outside of regular hours of operation. Groups are broken in to sub-groups of approximately 15 and tour simultaneously.  We can accommodate groups of up to 50 simultaneously.
Do you offer or host birthday parties for children? No

Artifacts within the Mary Todd Lincoln House

General Information

Do you have handicap accessible parking? Yes
Do you have a handicap accessible entrance? Yes. But it requires staff assistance to operate a handicap lift.
Will I be able to navigate with a stroller? Yes, on the first floor.
Are public restrooms available? Yes
Is there food or snacks on-site? No

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Information verified March 2021.

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