Welcome to Farmington

Once a 550-acre hemp plantation, six miles from Louisville on the Bardstown Pike, Farmington was home to the John Speed family and as many as 70 enslaved people.  The 1816 main house gracefully embodies the Federal style of architecture popular on the early Kentucky frontier. Farmington welcomed future president Abraham Lincoln for three weeks in 1841, the only extended time he spent on a plantation sharing the luxurious planter lifestyle.  Farmington opened as Louisville’s first historic site  museum in 1959 and continues to welcome you to visit and experience the agriculture and people of the early Kentucky Commonwealth.

Our Mission

To preserve and conserve Farmington’s historic structures, collections, and landscape; provide stories of the diverse people who contributed to local, regional, and national history, thereby cultivating an understanding of our shared past and present. 


Farmington is a window to the past and a gateway to the future that serves as a catalyst to understand our shared humanity.

We hope to see you on a tour soon!


3033 Bardstown Road
Louisville, Kentucky
United States



Tuesday- 10 am - 2 pm
Wednesday- 10 am - 2 pm
Thursday- 10 am - 2 pm
Friday- 10 am - 2 pm
Saturday- 11 am - 1 pm
Tours begin promptly on the hour.       Current tour availability is listed on our online booking calendar.

NOTICE: Sun 5/26- Wed 5/29 Farmington Grounds are CLOSED to Visitors due to storm related damage.