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Farmington Historic Home

3033 Bardstown Rd, Louisville, KY 40205-3019
+1 502-452-9920
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worth your time, wonderful guide with more info than thought possible.

Great place , wonderful place to take children who want to learn about history. House is full of... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Arcanum, Ohio
A wonderful historical find

This old plantation home owned by the Speed family is great if you are interested in architecture... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
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This Jeffersonian mansion was built in 1815 by the Speed family.
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3033 Bardstown Rd, Louisville, KY 40205-3019
+1 502-452-9920
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Great place , wonderful place to take children who want to learn about history. House is full of original furniture from the 1800's. Abe Lincoln was a visitor there, much information given on him and his life there.

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This old plantation home owned by the Speed family is great if you are interested in architecture and/or the Speed family My main interest in going was because Abraham Lincoln visited there as a young man and saw slavery up close. His experiences there made...More

Thank Pottsy1234
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great house to visit. We had no idea! The Speeds family played an important part in the life of Abe Lincoln. Who knew? Joshua, a son, was probably Lincoln's best friend and Joshua's brother, James was Attorney General for Lincoln in his...More

Thank nancy j
Reviewed 22 June 2017

We generally try to make it out to Farmington for the annual Derby breakfast. The grounds and garden are lovely and the house really holds a lot of interesting history to learn about.

Thank LouieBiz-com
Reviewed 1 April 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 20 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 eacater
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 10 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 30 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 17 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
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