Mary Todd Linclon House

Mary Todd Lincoln House

The Executive Director of the Mary Todd Lincoln House says last fiscal year was their best ever.  Gwen Thompson says 13,500 visitors spent time touring the restored childhood home of the former First Lady.  That represents a 10% increase from the previous year.

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The Mary Todd Lincoln House in downtown Lexington is marking an important milestone this week.  The restored childhood home of the former First Lady began welcoming visitors for tours in June 1977.  Executive Director Gwen Thompson says it was former Kentucky First Lady Beula Nunn who spearheaded the effort to honor Mrs. Lincoln.

Mary Todd Lincoln House

It may surprise you to know that former First Lady Mary Todd Lincoln had eight sisters and five brothers, many of them were rather colorful characters in their own right.  Now the restored Lexington childhood home of the famous Kentuckian is hosting an event focusing on the Todd siblings; themed tours called Rascals, Rebels, and Romantics.

Mary Todd Lincoln House

To mark Women's History Month Alan Lytle continues his look at some notable Central Kentucky women and their place in history.  He talks with Mary Todd Lincoln House Executive Director Gwen Thompson about the former First Lady and the controversy that continues to swirl around her as a historical figure.

Mary Todd Lincoln House

Just because Monday is Presidents’ Day doesn’t mean kids in Fayette County have to take a break from learning local history.  Lexington’s Mary Todd Lincoln House is opening its doors for a special holiday program.

How Much Do You Really Know About Mrs. Lincoln?

Dec 11, 2015
Library of Congress

The Mary Todd Lincoln House will celebrate Mrs. Lincoln’s 197th birthday this Sunday with a themed tour titled Mrs. Lincoln’s Favorite Things. This light-hearted, guided tour explores her varied tastes-- from fashion to French. Light refreshments, including her famous white cake, will complete the tour.  Tours will take place at 2, 3, and 4 p.m. Sunday.

Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division

Tuesday marks the 150th anniversary of the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln and the Lexington girlhood home of his widow, Mary Todd Lincoln, is marking the tragedy with specially-themed evening tours.