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Ashland, The Henry Clay Estate120 Sycamore Road Lexington, KY 40502
- Phone: (859) 266-8581
Note:Closed Monday Oct 28 through Thursday Oct 31 to put in a new heating and air conditioning unit. Ashland, the home of famous 19th-century statesman Henry Clay, is located a short distance from downtown Lexington on a beautiful 20-acre wooded estate with an English parterre garden. The home is filled with Clay family belongings and memorabilia.
Blue Licks Battlefield State Resort10299 Maysville Road Carlisle, KY 40311
- Phone: (859) 289-5507
- Toll Free: (800) 443-7008
The salt springs at Blue Licks have attracted prehistoric animals, Indians, pioneers (including Daniel Boone) and 19th-century southerners seeking the rejuvenation of the therapeutic, bubbling waters. Blue Licks is widely known as the site of the last Revolutionary War battle in Kentucky in 1782. Annual re-enactment in August.
Bluegrass Heritage Museum217 South Main Street Winchester, KY 40391
- Phone: (859) 745-1358
Located in a signature Romanesque Revival building, the museum examines the history of the Bluegrass from European contact with Native Americans to the present.
Boone Station240 Gentry Road Lexington, KY 40502
- Phone: (859) 527-3131
This 46-acre State Historic Site near Athens, Kentucky, was an early settlement of 15 to 20 families and the home of Daniel Boone from 1779 to 1782. Daniel Boone's brother, Samuel, is buried here. Self-guided walking trails.
Buffalo Trace Distillery113 Great Buffalo Trace Frankfort, KY 40601
- Phone: (502) 696-5926
- Toll Free: (800) 654-8471
One of America's oldest continuously operating distillery. Home of the flagship bourbon Buffalo Trace Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey, the distillery is gaining international attention for its older bourbons including the Antique Bourbon Collection. Firehouse Cafe is open for lunch April through October.
Camp Nelson Heritage Park6614 Danville Road Nicholasville, KY 40356
- Phone: (859) 881-5716
Union supply depot, recruitment center, African-American refugee camp, hospital and adjacent National Cemetery. The site is bounded by the Kentucky River, and Hickman Creek, both with vertical limestone cliffs called the Palisades.
Cane Ridge Meeting House1655 Cane Ridge Road Paris, KY 40361
- Phone: (859) 987-5350
Site of the famous Cane Ridge revival of 1801, when 20,000 to 30,000 people assembled for a camp meeting that had a profound influence on American and frontier religion. The original meeting house, built in 1791, is enclosed in a stone building and is the largest one-room log structure in the United States, seating 400 people. There also is a museum building and pioneer graveyard on the 5-acre area. Picnic areas.
Civil War Fort at Boonesboro1250 Ford Road Winchester, KY 40391
- Phone: (859) 744-0556
- Toll Free: (800) 298-9105
African American soldiers constructed this fort in 1863 to protect the Kentucky River ford and ferry at Boonesboro from Confederate invasions. Visit the remnants of the earthen work fortifications on self-guided tours.
Constitution Square134 South Second Street Danville, KY 40422
- Phone: (859) 236-7794
Danvilleâ€™s location on the Wilderness Road made it a logical choice for Kentuckyâ€™s first seat of government. Constitution Square includes a meetinghouse, courthouse, jail post office, school house and other historic structures.
Daniel Boone's Grave215 East Main Street Frankfort CemeteryFrankfort, KY 40601
- Phone: (502) 227-2403
Gravesite of Daniel and Rebecca Boone in a setting overlooking the city of Frankfort. Other notables buried in the cemetery are artist Paul Sawyier, Joel T. Hart, Theodore O'Hara and Vice President Richard M. Johnson and seventeen Kentucky Governors.