ALL AGES

WALKING TOUR OF DOWNTOWN:

"Lincoln's Lexington " 

The tour includes locations relevant to Lincoln family history, Lexington history and African American history. Download the Walking Tour brochure here or pick up a free copy at the museum.

WALKING TOUR OF LEXINGTON CEMETERY:

"A House Divided"

The tour includes the Todd family plot and other Union and Confederates buried at Lexington's historic cemetery. Download the Walking Tour brochure here or pick up a copy at the Mary Todd Lincoln House! 

ONLINE & TRAVELING EXHIBIT:

"A House Divided: The Lincolns' Confederate Relatives"

Of Mrs. Lincoln's thirteen siblings, eight of them were Confederate sympathizers. In addition to viewing the exhibit online, educational institutions in Kentucky may borrow the traveling panel exhibit for one to two month periods. For information on borrowing the traveling exhibit click here.

LINCOLN TOUR on

"ExploreKYHistory" Smartphone App

Based on the Kentucky Historical Marker Program, the app connects Kentucky communities by combining historical markers, related items in the KHS collections and user-submitted images and stories into mapped points of interest.

Through the Explore Kentucky History app, visitors can experience the people and places of Kentucky with connections to the 16th president.

BEFORE & AFTER RESTORATION PHOTOS

On flickr

The Mary Todd Lincoln House opened as a museum in 1977. Compare images of the property before it was restored with how it is today.

AUDIO WALKING TOUR OF DOWNTOWN

LexWalk iPhone App

LexWalk MP3 file

Print the one page LexWalk map before leaving home if you'd like a map in your hand. 

 

 

FAMILIES & SCHOOLS

FAMILY QUEST

STARTING AT THE MARY TODD LINCOLN HOUSE

Come see downtown Lexington through the eyes Mary Todd Lincoln, wife of the 16th president of the United States!  The "Quest" uses clues to direct you from place to place in downtown Lexington. Answers here

CHILDREN'S EDUCATIONAL BOOKLETt:

"A House Divided: The Todds of Kentucky"

The booklet designed for 4-5th graders explores Mrs. Lincoln's Confederate family and their affects on the Lincolns during the Civil War.  Download the booklet or pick up a free copy at the museum.

"MARY GOES TO SCHOOL" 

EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM

The program brings first person interpretation directly to 4th and 5th graders across Kentucky. Grants are available to fund visits to some counties in Kentucky.  Further information & application here or call 859-233-9999. 

LINCOLN RESOURCE PAGE

Kentucky Educational Television

OTHER DOWNLOADS

FIELD TRIP IDEAS

Art Museum at UK

Ashland, The Henry Clay Estate

Explorium of Lexington

Hopewell Museum

Hunt Morgan House

Living Arts and Science Center

Sisohpromatem Art Foundation

VISIT

March 15 - Nov. 30

Mon. - Sat. (closed Sun.)

Tours hourly 10AM - 3PM

Museum closes 4PM

ABOUT THE HOUSE

This two-story brick, late Georgian house with its stone water table and belt course was built in 1803-1806 as an inn by William Palmateer.

ABOUT US

KMPF was founded in 1968 for the preservation, restoration and maintenance of Kentucky’s historic properties.

MAPS AND DIRECTIONS

How to locate the Mary Todd Lincoln house in Lexington, Kentucky from the surrounding interstates.