Join us for special programs and events throughout the year.  Events include, but are not limited to, the Presidents Day Family Event in February, an annual dinner and entertainment in the September, Cemetery Walking Tours in October,  and Mary's Birthday celebration in December. Check back regularly for upcoming events. To be added to our email list or for further info on any event, please contact Gwen Thompson at or (859) 233-9999.


Presidents' Day Family* Event

Monday, February 16, 2015

11AM- 2PM  

FREE to kids in grades K-12; FREE to members; $10 other adults

Allow 1 hour to complete the activities. No reservations needed.

For today, additional free parking is permitted in the large lot directly behind ours.

Celebrate Presidents’ Day with a lively event for children and their families*.  The annual event is designed for children ages 5-10 but is free to all students in grades K-12. Children under 13 must be accompanied by a paying adult. The games and activities for 2015 will focus on Mrs. Lincoln and the role of the First Lady. 

*Please note that due to the size of our physical plant, school groups need to book field trips separately from this family event. Just call Gwen at 859-233-9999. Thanks!


Mrs. Lincoln in full mourning circa 1869"Death, Mourning, and Mrs. Lincoln " Evening Tour

5PM and 6PM on Tuesday, April 14, 2015

5PM and 6PM on Wednesday, April 15, 2015

$15 individuals, $13 group rate (4+); $10 members

(Reservations required)

Commemorate the 150th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s assassination with an evening tour entitled Death, Mourning, and Mrs. Lincoln. The guided tour will be offered at 5pm and 6pm on both the date that Lincoln was shot (April 14th) and the date of his death (April 15th). 


Mrs. Lincoln suffered more loss than many women of her time. In this special tour, visitors will explore how the first lady’s experiences reflected the ways in which 19th century Americans coped with death. This program will feature artifacts and other sources that illustrate evolving funerary and mourning customs and unorthodox practices such as spiritualism.

Reservations required. Admission $15 for individuals, $13 per person with a group of four or more, and $10 per person for members and their guests. Not recommended for children. Call 859-233-9999 for reservations.


March 15 - Nov. 30

Mon. - Sat. (closed Sun.)

Tours hourly 10AM - 3PM

Museum closes at 4PM


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 for the preservation, restoration and maintenance of Kentucky’s historic properties.


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