Frankfort, Kentucky

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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... more info  map

  • 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... more info  map

  • 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... more info  map

  • 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... more info  map

  • 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. more info  map

  • 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... more info  map

  • 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." more info  map

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... more info  map

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... more info  map

  • 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... more info  map

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... more info  map

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... more info  map

  

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