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Farmington Historic Home

3033 Bardstown Rd, Louisville, KY 40205-3019
+1 502-452-9920
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Highly recommended

Opted for the self-guided walking tour of this historic hemp plantation where Abraham Lincoln... read more

Reviewed 31 March 2017
Templeton, California
Lovely historic home

Our tour guide was very informative. The tour was about 1 1/2 hours long. The website is a bit... read more

Reviewed 19 March 2017
Elizabeth C
Carey, Ohio, United States
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3033 Bardstown Rd, Louisville, KY 40205-3019
+1 502-452-9920
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Reviewed 31 March 2017

Opted for the self-guided walking tour of this historic hemp plantation where Abraham Lincoln stayed for 3 months. The house remains as well as some of the outbuildings. The plantation is now surrounded by the town and subdivisions but one can imagine what it must...More

Thank mermaid82001
Reviewed 19 March 2017

Our tour guide was very informative. The tour was about 1 1/2 hours long. The website is a bit confusing as to the times. If you are planning to tour the home be sure to be there before the 2:00 pm tour. It is the...More

Thank Elizabeth C
Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

Stopped here on the way back to camp, the staff were super friendly and helpful. There is a house tour, but it's an hour long, too long for my 3 and 4 year old to behave. But you can do a self guided tour of...More

Thank RV-tog
Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

You would never know while driving down Bardstown Road that Farmington Historic Site is hidden whims a tree- lined area. Once you are there it is as if the city doesn't exist. It's quiet and peaceful. From time to time there are art fairs,etc., such...More

1  Thank jgbtravels
Reviewed 29 August 2016

Another site for Lincolnphiles to visit. The place where A. Lincoln saw slavery up close & personal while visiting the Speed family plantation which had about 50-60 slaves. A bit hard to find but worth the effort. Our docent was great & there were only...More

Thank Pottsy1234
Reviewed 16 August 2016

Elegant 1816 Federal style hemp plantation home of John & Lucy Speed and 13 children. The 14 rooms of the house were perfectly proportioned and included two octagonal rooms. There is also a 19th century vegetable garden and a gorgeous flower bed, along with a...More

1  Thank Hazel2006
Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

This is a wonderfully preserved example of a wealthy family's home on once was a 500+ acre hemp plantation. It's main claim to fame is that Abe Lincoln visited his good friend Joshua Speed here and many feel that visit impacted his position against slavery....More

Thank Gary P
Reviewed 15 July 2016

A very interesting historical excursion but is better for the more mature/ older families and groups.

Thank Janelle V
Reviewed 3 July 2016

Farmington Historic Home was a disappoint across the board. It is stuck between University of Louisville and a neighborhood with little property. We walked in to the visitor center and the employee acted surprised that we were there and said we just missed a tour....More

Thank ydnab
Reviewed 14 June 2016

We were given a guided tour of this plantation home where Abraham Lincoln once stayed. You entered the grounds through an long tree tunnel, which I found to be impressive. The layout of the house is based on a Thomas Jefferson design. The guide/docent was...More

Thank Bruce H
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