Visit Farmington

Welcome to Farmington

Get involved! Help us preserve history. Explore, engage, and support our efforts to safeguard Farmington’s heritage.

Honoring History

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.

Our Vision

Farmington is more than just a historic landmark; it’s a living testament to the resilience and complexity of our collective story. As a window to the past, it offers glimpses into the lives of those who came before us, shedding light on the triumphs and struggles of generations past. Yet, it is also a gateway to the future, providing opportunities for reflection, education, and inspiration.

Learn More About Farmington


With your support, Farmington continues to thrive as a vital cultural hub, welcoming visitors to experience the agricultural heritage and diverse narratives that shaped the early Kentucky Commonwealth.

Take a Tour of Farmington


3033 Bardstown Road
Louisville, Kentucky
United States




Tuesday - All tours must be
pre-booked online
Wednesday - 10 am - 2 pm
Thursday - 10 am - 2 pm
Friday - 10 am - 2 pm
Saturday - 11 am - 1 pm
Tours begin on the hour.  Availability is subject to change; current tour updates may be found on our online booking calendar.