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James Burnie Beck

by Stuart, History Blogger

During the 19th century, the Scottish-born James B. Beck was a Lexington lawyer and a respected national politician.

Born in Dumfrieshire, Scotland, on February 13, 1822, Beck received his early ...


Link, the Percheron

by Margaret, Horse Blogger

HORSES, HORSES This handsome horse is Link, who is new to theBreeds Barn at the Kentucky Horse Park this year.

Link, who stands about 18 hands tall, is a Percheron, whichis one of the breeds of the ...


Accident or Murder?

by Stuart, History Blogger

In 1854, a New York Times article described the death of Lexington resident James O. Frazer. Although Frazer's demise appeared to be accidental, both Frazer's wife and his overseer were later ...


Walking Tours

    Bleu Plate Tours

  • 4008 Boone Creek Road
  • Lexington, KY 40509
  • (855) 563-6464 
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  • Contact: Laura Mize
  • Learn a little history and a lot about Lexington's cuisine scene as you stroll through downtown Lexington, stopping at a variety of restaurants for a sampling of their offerings. Saturdays at 10:30 a.m., April through October. Private tours for groups of 12 or more are offered by advance arrangement.

    Historic Downtown Walking Tours

  • 220 Market Street
  • Lexington, KY 40507
  • (859) 321-5897 
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  • Contact: Carolyn Hackworth
  • Learn about the history of downtown Lexington as reflected in its historic homes, churches and commercial buildings. See Henry Clay's law office, Christ Church Cathedral, Transylvania University, the pre-civil war homes of Gratz Park, and more. Regular tours offered on Mondays, Wednesday and Fridays, as well as custom group and private tours by appointment.

    Lexington History Walks

  • 2650 Bowman Mill Road
  • Lexington, KY 40513
  • (859) 321-4728 
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  • Contact: Jonathan Coleman
  • Two Saturday tours offered. The Grand Tour at 6 pm (family-friendly) and the Spirits!Scandals!Sordid Secrets! tour at 8 pm. Both are about 1.3 miles of easy walking. No reservations necessary. Dr. Coleman is also available for special guided walks for groups.

    Lexington Walking Tours

  • 217 Barberry Lane
  • Lexington, KY 40503
  • (859) 825-8702 
  • Contact: Kevin Steele
  • Entertaining walking tours of downtown Lexington, including the seasonal "Creepy Crawl".

    Old Lexington Tour Company

  • 3376 Blackford Parkway
  • Lexington, KY 40509
  • (859) 806-5001 
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  • Contact: Tim Fisher
  • Old Lexington Tour Company provides entertaining experiences of downtown Lexington. Choose from themed packages for families, couples or corporate functions. Romantic Date Night walking tours, a Bourbon and Cigar walk and general history tours are just a few of your options. All tours are easy and relaxing and last between 60 and 90 minutes.