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Frankfort, Kentucky, USA

Attractions in Frankfort, Kentucky

Historic Homes & Buildings

  • Governor's Mansion

    100 Capital Avenue
    Frankfort, KY 40601
    Located on the State Capitol Campus
    502-564-3449
    This beautiful Beaux Arts Mansion, which sits on a bluff overlooking the Kentucky River, was modeled after Marie Antoinette's summer villa and was constructed of native limestone. The gardens follow...
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  • Liberty Hall

    218 Wilkinson Street
    Frankfort, KY 40601
    Liberty Hall Historic Site
    502-227-2560
    The elegant 1800 Liberty Hall was home to one of Kentucky's first U.S. Senators, John Brown. The Georgian home has original furnishings and a period garden sloping to the river.
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  • Old Governor's Mansion

    420 High Street
    Frankfort, KY 40601
    502-564-3449
    This Mansion has been the home of 33 Kentucky governors starting in 1798 and has also hosted seven U.S. Presidents. It is reputed to be the oldest official executive residence still in use in the...
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  • Old State Capitol

    100 West Broadway
    Frankfort, KY 40601
    502-564-1792
    Kentucky's seat of government from 1831 to 1910, this Greek Revival building, listed as a national historic landmark, features the unique self-supporting stone circular stairway held together by...
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  • Orlando Brown House

    218 Wilkinson Street
    Frankfort, KY 40601
    Liberty Hall Historic Site
    502-227-2560
    This 1836 home was designed by Gideon Shryock for Sen. John Brown's son, Orlando. It features family furniture, silver, and china.
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  • State Capitol

    700 Capital Avenue
    Frankfort, KY 40601
    502-564-3449
    This beautiful Beaux Arts-style building, which was dedicated in 1910, features 70 ionic columns, sculptures of Kentucky dignitaries and decorative murals. The rotunda has a dome patterned after...
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  • Vest-Lindsey House

    401 Wapping
    Frankfort, KY 40601
    502-564-6980
    This house was the boyhood home of U.S. Senator George Graham Vest, who coined the line "dog is man's best friend."
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Historic Sites & Monuments

  • Frankfort Cemetery

    215 East Main Street
    Frankfort, KY 40601
    502-227-2403
    Overlooking the Kentucky River, this cemetery with its breathtaking view of the city features the gravesites of several notables, including Daniel and Rebecca Boone, and 17 of Kentucky's Governors.
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Museums & Galleries

  • Kentucky History Center

    100 West Broadway
    Frankfort, KY 40601
    downtown Frankfort
    502-564-1792
    At the home of the Kentucky Hisorical Society you can viiew the changing exhibits, as well as the permanent exhibit which chronicles the history of the commonwealth from prehistoric time to the...
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  • Kentucky Military History Museum

    128 East Main Street
    Frankfort, KY 40601
    in the Old State Arsenal
    502-564-3265
    This museum, housed in the Old State Arsenal, traces two centuries of the state's military heritage through an extraordinary collection of weapons, uniforms, and photographs. The 1850, two-story...
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Parks, Gardens & Zoos

  • Salato Wildlife Education Center

    US-60
    502-564-7863
    Learn all about Kentucky's plants and animals. They have native animals, exhibits, education programs, and a gift shop. Also fishing lakes and picnic facilities are available.
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Vineyards, Wineries & Breweries

  • Buffalo Trace Distillery

    1001 Wilkinson Boulevard
    Frankfort, KY 40601
    502-696-5926
    You'll experience all the sights, sounds, and smells of a real working distillery first-hand on this great tour. Handmade Kentucky crafts and unique gift items can be found in the gift shop. 2015...
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