Local/Regional News
4:55 pm
Tue September 3, 2013

Mary Todd Lincoln House Sets New Attendance Record

LEXINGTON, Ky. -- The Mary Todd Lincoln House in Lexington is reporting a significant attendance boost.  About 7,434 people have visited this year, 35% higher than the same period in 2012. 

11,212 people visited the museum in the last fiscal year, higher than any amount since they started keeping records in 1982 .

Executive Director Gwen Thompson says part of this is because of Lexington moving its Convention and Visitor’s Bureau.

“We’re right down the road from them.  We have a good relationship with them and we have a mutual respect.  They know that they can confidently tell visitors to come here and they’ll have a good experience.” 

Thompson also credits the influence of Stephen Spielberg’s Lincoln film, expanded hours for group tours, and favorable website reviews.