Join us for special programs throughout the year. Programs include the Presidents' Day Family Event in February, Cemetery Walking Tours in October, and Mrs. Lincoln's birthday commemoration in December.  Special topic tours are offered on a rotating basis and currently include Mrs. Lincoln and Mrs. Keckley, Mrs. Lincoln’s Favorite Things, Mrs. Lincoln’s Home Front, and Death, Mourning, and Mrs. Lincoln.

To join our email list or for further information on any program, please contact Gwen Thompson at at or (859) 233-9999.                 



"Lincolns' Lexington" Walking Tour

Wednesday, June 1, 2016 at 5:30pm

FREE and open to the public

Join us on the evening of Wednesday, June 1 to discover the city of Lexington as it would have been known to Mary Todd and Abraham Lincoln. The downtown “Lincolns’ Lexington” walking tour includes locations relevant to Mrs. Lincoln’s childhood, local history, and Abraham Lincoln’s visits to Lexington.

Free and open to the public. Guides will be stationed along the route of this self-guided walking tour. Meet in the garden of the Mary Todd Lincoln House between 5:30-5:45pm on Wednesday, June 1. MTL House is located at 578 West Main Street in downtown Lexington. Free parking is located behind the house. Overflow parking is located further behind in the Cox Street parking lot for the Lexington Convention Center. The walking tour is approximately one mile and should take about one hour to complete. This is an outdoor walking tour and participants will not be going inside buildings. This program is offered in partnership with the Blue Grass Trust for Historic Preservation’s deTours program.


Local@ Your Library: First Lady of Controversy

Tuesday, July 19, 2016 at 7:00pm

FREE and open to the public

Beaumont Branch Lexington Public Library- Large Conference Room
3080 Fieldstone Way, Lexington, KY 40513

Sophisticated and well-educated, Mary Todd Lincoln’s success in the White House seemed assured. Yet, few women in American history have endured as much controversy and tragedy. Join Mary Todd Lincoln House Director Gwen Thompson to discuss the controversial aspects of Mrs. Lincoln's life.

Registration recommended here.


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.