Join us for special programs and events throughout the year.  Annual events include the Presidents Day Family Event in February, an annual dinner and entertainment in the Fall, Mary's Birthday celebration in December, and walking tours in the Spring and/or Fall.  Check back regularly for upcoming events at the Mary Todd Lincoln House.  For further information on any event, please call Gwen at 859-233-9999.


"Mrs. Lincoln's Civil War " Evening Tour Abraham Lincoln's Last Reception

Thursday, August 21, 2014

5PM, 6PM, & 7PM

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

(Reservations required)

Join us for an evening tour entitled Mrs. Lincoln’s Civil War at 5pm, 6pm, or 7pm on Thursday, August 21. The guided tour examines the first lady’s wartime activities- from attending official functions to dealing with Confederate relatives.

Mrs. Lincoln’s Civil War is a part of the museum’s evening tour series. While the standard tour covers Mary Lincoln's entire          This 1865 print depicts President and Mrs. Lincoln

biography, evening tours take a closer look at special                   greeting Union generals and Cabinet members.  

topics.“It’s also very special to be here in the evening when          A report estimates the Lincolns shook hands with

the crowds are gone,” says director Gwen Thompson. “We           5,000 persons at a reception earlier that year.

keep the evening tours small to preserve that intimacy."           

Other evening tours have included Mrs. Lincoln’s Favorite

Things, Mrs. Lincoln and Mrs. Keckley and Death, Mourning, and Mrs. Lincoln

Reservations required. Light refreshments follow the tour. Admission $15 individuals, $13 per person with a group of four or more, and $10 per person for members and their guests. Recommended for ages 12 and up. Call 859-233-9999 for reservations.


Annual Dinner Party

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

at 6PM at Malone's Banquets

3373 Tates Creek Road, Lexington, KY

$45 non-members; $40 members & their guests

(Reservations required)

When you think of Abraham Lincoln, which comes to mind- the log cabin birthplace or teh marble statue of the Lincoln Memorial?  Thomas Mackie, Director of the Abraham Lincoln Library and Museum in Harrogate, TN will join us for dinner and present Log Walls to Marble Walls, exploring how these memorials reflect our perceptions of Lincoln. Discover why Lincoln sites, like the Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Site, intentionally used the unusual combination of log cabin and marble templte to honor othe life of our 16th President. Call 859-233-9999 for reservations by September 10th.


"House Divided" Cemetery Walking Tours

Sunday, October 5, 2014 at 2PM

Sunday, October 12, 2014 at 2PM

Sunday, October 19, 2014 at 2PM

Sunday, October 26, 2014 at 2PM

$10 public; $5 members

(Reservations recommended)

Enjoy the beauty and serentiy of Lexington’s most famous cemetery on this guided tour focusing on Civil War History. The tour features monuments and graves of the era, including the Todd family plot. The tour is offered at 2pm every Sunday afternoon in October. The tour is approximately 1.5 hours. Space is limited. Reservations strongly recommended by calling 859-233-9999.  Admission is collected by the museum at the Henry Clay Monument at Lexington Cemetery located         The Todd family plot includes a

at 833 W. Main Street. Please do not contact the cemetery.                    monument to Mrs. Lincoln's

                                                                                                             Confederate brothers. 


"Mrs. Lincoln's Favorite Things " Evening Tour

Saturday, December 13, 2014

5PM, 6PM, and 7PM

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

(Reservations required)

Celebrate Mrs. Lincoln’s 196th birthday with anl evening tour Mrs. Lincoln’s Favorite Things. This light-hearted, guided tour uses the museum’s collection to explore her varied tastes-- from fashion to French. Light refreshments, including her famous white cake, complete the tour. 

Reservations required. Admission $15 individuals, $13 per person with a group of four or more, and $10 per person for members and their guests. Recommended for ages 12 and up. Call 859-233-9999 for reservations


Presidents' Day Family Event

Monday, February 17, 2015

11AM- 2PM

FREE to students K-12; FREE to members; $10 other adults

(No reservations needed.)

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.  Cancelled if Fayette Co. Schools are in session.



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.