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Address: 3033 Bardstown Rd, Louisville, KY 40205-3019
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This Jeffersonian mansion was built in 1815 by the Speed family.

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Daughters Wedding Reception

We had my daughters wedding and reception here. We got the use of the entire grounds and buildings. It was a beautiful setting. Even some deer off in the woods were seen. Highly... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 June 2016
ritadugan
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Louisville, Kentucky
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Louisville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2016

We had my daughters wedding and reception here. We got the use of the entire grounds and buildings. It was a beautiful setting. Even some deer off in the woods were seen. Highly recommend this for a wedding.

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Cleveland, OH
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2016

I visited Farmington on a tour offered in connection with a conference I was attending. This piqued my interest because of Abraham Lincoln's friendship with Joshua Speed, a son of the owner, before his Presidency and Jefferson's influence on the design of this home. Having visited Monticello recently, Jefferson's influence was patent - symettrey, octagonal rooms, efficient use of room... More 

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Pepper Pike, Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2016

I visited Farmington Historic Home today. Our group was divided into 2 groups. The group I was not in had a guide who started before us and ended up after us, and I couldn't help but feel like I was missing something! Our guide was asked several questions, and she honestly answered that she didn't know the answers, but perhaps... More 

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Nashua, New Hampshire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2016

A must do on Derby Day! Pay the money it is worth it. Amazing grounds to walk. Great music. Excellent food and service! Tour the house. The Staff does a fantastic job explaining the history and the house has been well preserved.

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Minnesota
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21 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2016

The Lincoln connection (he visited here as a young man) is interesting, but the architecture is worth the visit. It was modeled after a home designed by Thomas Jefferson and has features that remind one of Monticello.

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Thank BusinessTraveler0969
Louisville, Kentucky
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9 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2016

Farmington was a working farm that had quite a few famous visitors. Your visit includes a guided tour.

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Collingswood, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 March 2016 via mobile

We had a great time viewing the big house and all of the grounds when we were here. Lots of history. All of the furniture was in the house the whole time and managed to be saved. Somewhere in the yard is a cemetery that's never been found. You'd never think that this piece of history would be where it... More 

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Pittsburgh
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2016 via mobile

We went on tour of the house today. We had a very good guide. He explained that the family had left most of their belongings in the house. He took addional time with us our visit.

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Louisville, Kentucky
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20 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2015

We decided to go one Sunday afternoon as we had never actually toured the home. I had purchased plants at the spring sale but had not gone in the home, only to the garden area to purchase the perennials. It was a treat to see the home, and to listen to the different guides that gave interesting talks about the... More 

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Thornton, Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2015

Although the price was a little high for a museum, It was very well put together and had great attention to detail in the historical facts collected and implemented in the re-creation of originality of the home. The self-guided tour was quite easy to follow also. - Special Thanks to John for his knowledge and historical documentation.

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