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.                 


"House Divided" Cemetery Walking Tours

Sundays, October 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30 at 2:30PM at Lexington Cemetery

$5 members; $10 public

Reservations recommended. Remaining spaces filled on a first come basis.

Enjoy the beauty of Lexington Cemetery on this guided walking tour. The tour addresses Lexington's divided loyalties during the Civil War. The tour includes both military persons and civilians, with more of an emphasis on the home-front.



Mrs. Lincoln’s Salon: First Spouse?  

Tuesday, November 1, 2016 at 7PM in the parlor of the Mary Todd Lincoln House

$10 members; $20 public

Reservations required. Limited to 15 guests.

 The 45th President of the United States will come to the White House with a spouse. What do we expect of presidential spouses? How might Bill Clinton or Melania Trump meet- or change- those expectations? Join us for a lively discussion with historians Dr. Kathi Kern and Dr. Mark Kornbluh.


Lincoln’s Kitchen: Food from the Presidential Years

Thursday, November 10, 2016 at 6PM at The Food Connection, University of Kentucky

$65 members; $75 public

Reservations required. Limited to 30 guests.

Enjoy a four-course meal gleaned from age-old recipes. Chef Tonya Whitehouse will demonstrate how to prepare dishes served by Abraham and Mary Lincoln. Crafted from locally-sourced ingredients and paired with period-inspired libations, the meal will be a culinary trip through time. Come take your seat at Lincoln’s table! 


"Mrs. Lincoln's Favorite Things " Special Topic Tour

Tuesday, December 13, 2016 at 5PM, 6PM, & 7PM at MTL House

$10 members, $15 public, $13 group (4+)  Reservations required.

Celebrate Mrs. Lincoln’s 197th birthday with our most popular special topic tour Mrs. Lincoln’s Favorite Things. This light-hearted, guided tour explores her varied tastes- from fashion to French. Mrs. Lincoln’s famous white cake completes the tour.


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.