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1816 Federal

Farmington Historic Plantation

Museum House
Museum House
A view from an angle, showing one of the houses two octagonal rooms
Completed in 1816, Farmington was the center of a 550 acre hemp plantation owned by John and Lucy Fry Speed, and sustained by nearly 60 enslaved African Americans. The site explores the history of the Speed family, the enslaved population, and the strong friendship with Abraham Lincoln.
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Farmington house

Front View
Front View
House at night
House at night
Memorial
Memorial
A memorial to the enslaved African Americans at Farmington, dedicated in 2003
Front entrance
Front entrance
Young Lincoln and Joshua Speed re-enactors in front of the Farmington sign.

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Open for tours Tuesday through Saturday from 10:00 a.m. -4:00 p.m. Tours start on the hour; the last tour is at 3:00. Please call ahead for groups of ten or more.

Rachel Fautz

Phone: 502.452.9920
Fax: 502.456.1976

www.historichomes.org

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Completed in 1816, Farmington was the center of a 550 acre hemp plantation owned by John and Lucy Fry Speed, and sustained by nearly 60 enslaved African Americans. The site explores the history of the Speed family, the enslaved population, and the strong friendship with Abraham Lincoln. Joshua Speed, a son of John and Lucy, befriended Abraham Lincoln while both young men were beginning their careers in Springfield, Illinois, offering Lincoln 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 during his second administration. James held that position until 1866. Farmington recently unveiled a new permanent exhibit, Lincoln and Farmington: An Enduring Friendship, which presents the Kentucky hemp plantation as experienced by the young, Illinois attorney during his three-week visit in 1841. Tour the exhibit, the many outbuildings and the recently restored historic home.

Hours of Operation:
Tuesday-Saturday :
10:00 am to 4:00 pm [Tours on the hour]
Closed Sunday and Monday

Farmington is closed for all major holidays and for some local events. Please call for a complete list of closings.

Admission:
Adults $9
Seniors (60+) $8
Children (6-18) $4
5 and under are free
Exhibit Only $4

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Open for tours Tuesday through Saturday from 10:00 a.m. -4:00 p.m. Tours start on the hour; the last tour is at 3:00. Please call ahead for groups of ten or more.

Rachel Fautz

Phone: 502.452.9920
Fax: 502.456.1976

www.historichomes.org

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