About the House

About the House

Explore our Neighborhood

Explore our Neighborhood

Maps & Directions

Maps & Directions


Hour-long guided tours introduce you to the complex life of Mary Todd Lincoln. Tour her girlhood home to learn more about this fascinating first lady!


March 15–November 30 (Closed in Winter. Closed Thanksgving Day.)
           Monday–Saturday   10AM–3PM (last tour at 3PM)

Tours are on the hour and
last approximately one hour.


Youth (6–17)............$6
Children (0–5).............Free

Two for one admission for all active duty military.


578 West Main Street
Lexington, KY 40507





Tickets may be purchased on site or online.


We are located within easy walking distance of downtown hotels, restaurants, and shopping. Explore our neighborhood during your visit!

Tickets may be purchased at the door or through our website. Tours are limited to 15 people.

Docent-led guided tours are the only option for touring the inside of the house.  The garden is self-guided.

Cash, Check, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express are accepted.

Photography without a flash is welcome. Video and audio recordings are not permitted.

Free parking is located directly behind the house. It is accessible via Tucker Street (looks like an alleyway). Our neighbors at Main Street Baptist Church also kindly allow us to use their adjacent lot from 9:45am-4:30pm, so long as they do not have a funeral or event. Metered parking is also available on Main Street. Meters are free on Saturdays. 

Location & driving directions

The Mary Todd Lincoln House is located in the heart of downtown Lexington.

Click here for printer-friendly driving directions.

Click here for Google Maps directions.



The Mary Todd Lincoln House is partially wheelchair accessible. The first floor of the museum can be reached via a handicap lift and is wheelchair navigable. Please ask staff for access to the lift. The second floor is not wheelchair accessible. There are twenty-one steps to the second floor. A photo album of the upstairs is available for visitors who are unable to or choose not to tour the upstairs. 

Written copies of the tour's key points and artifacts are available for the hearing impaired for use during the guided tour.

In compliance with the ADA, service animals on harness or leash are permitted inside the museum.  The ADA defines service animals as dogs that are individually trained to do work or perform tasks for people with disabilities. 


The museum offers free admission to individuals and families presenting a Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) card, and a valid form of photo ID. For questions or advance booking, contact Gwen Thompson at 859-233-9999 or director@mtlhouse.org.