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Farmington Historic Plantation

3033 Bardstown Road, Louisville, KY 40205, USA

Completed in 1816, Farmington was the center of a 550 acre hemp plantation owned by the Speed family and sustained by nearly 60 slaves. The site explores the history of the family, the enslaved population, and the family's strong friendship with Abraham Lincoln. Tour the new Lincoln exhibits, the many outbuildings, and the recently restored historic home. Joshua Speed, son of John and Lucy Speed, befriended Abraham Lincoln while both young men were beginning their careers in Springfield, Ill., by offering him lodging. The two became close friends, and in 1841 Lincoln spent about three weeks at Farmington during a break in his relationship with Mary Todd. Joshua's brother, James, became Lincoln's Attorney General in his second administration.

 

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Directions

From I-64, take I-264 west to Bardstown Road exit. Turn right (north) onto Bardstown Road. Turn right on Wendell Avenue, then immediately right again onto Farmington Lane.

Visitor Services

Public rest rooms, information, gift shop, museum, tours, visitor center map

Regular Events

May: Derby Breakfast, October: Harvest Festival, December: Holiday Open House

Plan Your Visit

Admission Fee

Adults $9.00, seniors (60+) $8.00, children (6-18) $4.00, children 5 and under free; Exhibit only: $4.00

Hours

Grounds: Daily, House Tours: Tuesday - Friday, call for schedule (tour schedule changes weekly).

Phone

502-452-9920

Website

http://www.historichomes.org/Farmington/Welcome/tabid/1367/Default.aspx »

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