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Mary Todd Lincoln House offers cemetery walking tours in October

Mary Todd Lincoln House

LEXINGTON, Ky. — Explore Lexington’s most famous cemetery on a guided walking tour led by staff of the Mary Todd Lincoln House. The tour features graves of both soldiers and civilians, including the Todd family, with an emphasis on Lexington’s divided home front during the Civil War.

The tour will be offered at 2:30 p.m. every Sunday afternoon in October (Oct. 6, 13, 20 and 27). The tour is approximately one mile and lasts about 90 minutes.

Cost is $15 for general public and $5 for museum members. Space is limited. Advance tickets may be purchased at www.mtlhouse.org or by calling (859) 233-9999 by the Friday before the tour. Remaining spaces will be sold before the tour starts at the Henry Clay Monument at Lexington Cemetery located at 833 West Main Street.

The Lexington Cemetery is a private non-profit organization established in 1849 as a public cemetery and place of beauty. A historical landmark encompassing 170 acres, it is comprised of a national and public cemetery with over 66,000 interments. It will accommodate interments for the next 100 years. Open daily 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Visit www.lexcem.org for further information about the cemetery.

The Mary Todd Lincoln House is the girlhood home of Mrs. Lincoln. She brought her husband and children to visit the Todd family here in 1847. The first historic site restored to honor a first lady, the museum is operated by Kentucky Mansions Preservation Foundation, a private non-profit organization dedicated to protecting and promoting historic properties.

What:      “House Divided” Cemetery Walking Tours
Host:       Mary Todd Lincoln House; www.mtlhouse.org; (859) 233-9999
When:     2:30 p.m. Sundays, Oct. 6, 13, 20 and 27, 2019
Where:    Henry Clay Monument, Lexington Cemetery, 833 West Main Street, Lexington
Cost:       $15 general public; $5 for members