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Farmington Historic Home

3033 Bardstown Rd, Louisville, KY 40205-3019
+1 502-452-9920
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Elegant Home & Great Tour Guide

Elegant 1816 Federal style hemp plantation home of John & Lucy Speed and 13 children. The 14 rooms... read more

Reviewed 17 August 2016
Amazing Treasure Only Minutes from Downtown

This is a wonderfully preserved example of a wealthy family's home on once was a 500+ acre hemp... read more

Reviewed 25 July 2016
Gary P
Louisville, Kentucky, United States
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This Jeffersonian mansion was built in 1815 by the Speed family.
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  • Very good31%
  • Average6%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible0%
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3033 Bardstown Rd, Louisville, KY 40205-3019
+1 502-452-9920
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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
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....More

Thank Gary P
Reviewed 16 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

1  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
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...More

1  Thank Charon54
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
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...More

Thank Eagle1949
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...More

Thank GrammyBea
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.

Thank rockladyNewHampshire
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