Hour-long guided tours introduce you to the complex life of Mary Todd Lincoln. Sophisticated and educated, Mrs. Lincoln was versed in politics and dedicated to her husband’s career. On the surface, her success in the White House seemed assured. Yet few women in American history have endured as much controversy and tragedy.
Tour the girlhood home of Mary Todd Lincoln to learn more about this fascinating first lady!
March 15–November 30
Monday–Saturday (closed Sunday)
10AM–3PM (last tour at 3PM)
Tours are on the hour and
last approximately one hour.
Tours are limited to 15 people.
Two for one admission for all active duty military.
Cash, Check, Visa, MasterCard,
Discover, and American Express
578 West Main Street
Lexington, KY 40507
Free parking is available
directly behind the house.
PLAN YOUR VISIT
We are located within easy walking distance of downtown hotels, restaurants, and shopping. Explore our neighborhood during your visit!
Tours are filled on a first come basis.
If a tour has sold out, visitors may purchase a ticket for any of the tour times remaining that day.
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.
Free parking is located directly behind the house. Overflow parking is permitted in the large parking lot behind the museum's lot, so long as there is not an event at the Convention Center.
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 21 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.
Group, School, and Girl Scout Tours
Group tours are available by appointment year- round at a discounted rate of $10 for groups of 15 or more visitors. Group tours may be booked outside of regular hours of operation. Complete info here.
School tours, including for homeschoolers, are available for K-12 grades by appointment year- round. Rates are $4 per student; $6 per teacher; $10 per other adult chaperone. A reduced admission rate is available for public or private schools when 50% or more of students are eligible for the federal free and reduced lunch program. Please contact us for details at 859-233-9999.
Junior Girl Scouts can take a hands-on tour that fulfills a requirement for the badge “Playing the Past.” The Scout tour is available by appointment year-round. Rates are $5 per scout, $5 per leader, $8 per other adult chaperone. Complete info here.