Join us for special programs throughout the year! Annual programs include the Presidents' Day Family Event, Cemetery Walking Tours, Mrs. Lincoln's birthday commemoration, and special topic evening tours. To join our email list or for further information, please contact Gwen Thompson at or (859) 233-9999.               



Presidents' Day Family Event

Monday, February 20, 2017

10AM-1PM; Activities take approximately 45 minutes

Free for children through age 18; free for members; $10 other adults 

Children and their families are invited to the House for games and hands-on activities about the Lincoln family.  Inspired by the activities of Mary, Abraham, the Lincoln children—and their pets!—this informal event is intended for children ages 5-10, but everyone is welcome!

Come any time between 10AM-1PM. Activities take approximately 45 minutes to complete. Children under 13 must be accompanied by a paying adult. Free parking is located directly behind the house. Overflow parking is available in the Cox Street parking lot.  MTL House is located at 578 W. Main, Lexington, KY 40507.


Fascinating First Lady

Girl Scout Workshop

Saturday, March 4, 2017 from 1:30-3:30PM

Registration required on the website of the Wilderness Road Council here.  

Daily and Brownie Girl Scouts are invited to visit the Mary Todd Lincoln House for an event about Mrs. President Lincoln. Scouts will meet Mrs. Lincoln and enjoy hands-on activities that illustrate her many roles as first lady—from entertainer to volunteer.


Opening Day of 2017 Season

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Join us for the first day of our 2017 season!  Tours are on the hour from 10AM-3PM, with the last tour at  3PM.  Regular admission charged.


Rascals, Rebels & Romantics

Special Topic Tour

Thursday, April 20, 2017 at 5PM, 6PM, and 7PM

$10 members, $15 non-members, $13 group (4+ guests) 

Space limited. Advance tickets available here.

Abraham Lincoln quipped that while God was satisfied with one “d” in his name, the Todd family needed two.  This evening tour introduces Mary Todd’s large and lively family—from serious older sisters to boisterous younger brothers.  Join us for an evening of often overlooked Todd family history!


Mrs. Lincoln's Salon: Floral First Lady

Thursday, May 11, 2017, evening

Space limited. Advance registration required.

Get ready for Mother’s Day in this hands-on program about one of Mrs. Lincoln’s favorite things—flowers.  Participants will learn about Mary’s lifelong relationship with flowers and make a nosegay inspired by those made in the Lincoln White House.  Stay tuned for details!


40th Anniversary Party

Wednesday, June 7, 2017 from 5:30PM-7:30PM 

Help celebrate the fortieth anniversary of the Mary Todd Lincoln House museum at this special event.  Details coming soon!


March 15 - Nov. 30

Mon. - Sat. (closed Sun.)

Tours hourly 10AM - 3PM

More info here


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.


KMPF was founded in 1968 to protect the unique history of Kentucky.


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