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Address: 3033 Bardstown Road, Louisville, KY 40205-3019
Phone Number:
+1 502-452-9920

This Jeffersonian mansion was built in 1815 by the Speed family.

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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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 11 October 2016
Spirit Lake, Idaho
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Spirit Lake, Idaho
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 the grounds for free, which was a nice 30 min stroll for us. Great, convenient... More 

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Louisville, KY
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513 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 as today. During this time there are free tours of the house. The only cost... More 

1 Thank jgbtravels
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 4 of us on the tour.

Thank Pottsy1234
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 stone springhouse, barn, and blacksmith shop to see. The family history is quite interesting especially... More 

1 Thank Hazel2006
Louisville, Kentucky, United States
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27 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 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. Our tour guide Terry was outstanding, she made the house come alive for our group.

Thank Gary P
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2016

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

Thank Janelle V
Richmond, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles 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. She did not offer to get us into that tour and was nor the least... More 

Thank ydnab
Los Angeles, California
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20 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 knowledgeable about every detail of the home. We were taken back in time. The restoration... More 

Thank Bruce H
Russell Springs, Kentucky
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2016

We visited Farmington on Saturday. on the website it said they were open from Tuesday to Saturday 10 am to 4 pm. We went to Farmington and arrived when another family did. they have a self guiding tour and a beautiful garden. Someone was setting up for a wedding. No one was in the welcome center. It was about 1:00... More 

1 Thank Charon54
Louisville, Kentucky
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54 reviews
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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.

1 Thank ritadugan

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