Monday, January 21, 2013

Farmington House and Garden

Farmington Plantation Home and Garden
 The Farmington House and Gardens is located in Louisville, Kentucky.  This red brick Federalist style mansion was the childhood home of Joshua Fry Speed, who is considered to be Abraham Lincoln's closest friend.  In fact, one of the interesting facts about this place, is that Abraham Lincoln slept here.  The other interesting fact, is that it was designed by Thomas Jeffereson.

The eighteen acres surrounding the house contain many formal gardens, as well as an apple orchard.  It's really a nice place to visit!

Hours are Monday through Saturday from 10:00 AM to 4:30 PM, and Sunday from 1:30 PM to 4:30 PM.  Admission for adults is $9.00, and $4.00 for children. 

17 comments:

  1. I didn't know Jefferson designed homes.

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    1. Yes, he had many interests. Architecture was one of them.

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  2. I could handle being there right now. It's 10 degrees and blustery where I live. Brrrrrr.

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  3. Hi Sherry - looks wonderful and I'd love to have a look round, see the area, and appreciate the history surrounding it ..

    Cheers Hilary

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  4. sherry, thank you for the very sweet compliment on my blog yesterday.

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  5. another winner in KY. Very nice. Hope they had a big (long bed) since President Lincoln was so tall.

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    1. Actually, he slept there when he was young, so maybe the bed was okay. :)

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  6. It's fairly well maintained despite its age.

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  7. i love this house---we almost bought a house designed by jefferson!

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