Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17 Page 18 Page 19 Page 2016 GARDEN AND ARCHITECTURE TOUR GARDEN AND ARCHITECTURE TOUR 17 HISTORY TOURS Historic Homes, Walking and Cycling Tours History lovers can purchase tickets granting access to Ashland, The Henry Clay Estate, the Mary Todd Lincoln House, the Hunt-Morgan House and Waveland State Historic Site. Historic downtown cycling tours are also available, which can be done on your own with a guided map. Prefer to tour on foot? View Henry Clay’s Law Office, Cheapside Park, the pre-Civil War homes of Gratz Park and more on the Historic Downtown Walking tour, held Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Heritage Tours Explore Pioneer pathways, scenic traditions and tales from history by taking part in a Heritage Tour. Visit notable slavery milestones on the African American Heritage Tour, stroll through quaint towns on the Small-Town Treasures tour, discover the life of Honest Abe on the Lincoln Heritage Tour or travel through beautiful backcountry roads on the Blue Highways Tour. Learn more at visitlex.com/idea-guide/heritage-tours HORSE COUNTRY TOURS Driving Tours & Horse Farm Tours Head out in any direction from the center of downtown and soon you’ll be surrounded by rolling Bluegrass hills and world-class horse farms. Explore these areas on your own with a Bluegrass Country Driving Tour map, or schedule a narrated excursion through private horse farms and other horse-related points of interest with the help of a friendly local guide. Learn more at visitlex.com/idea-guide/horse-farm-tours The Kentucky Horse Park The world-famous 1,200-acre Kentucky Horse Park is home to everything a horse lover could want — barns, pastureland, museums, demonstrations, art exhibits, shopping and more. The International Museum of the Horse on the grounds explores the 55-million year history of the horse, and is an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institute. Learn more at kyhorsepark.com Keeneland Race Course Experience the history, architecture and carefully maintained grounds of Lexington’s famous Thoroughbred race course. Request a guided tour or print out a self-guided walking map to explore the grounds on your own. Learn more at keeneland.com/discover/keeneland-tours BOURBON TOURS Lexington has nine working bourbon distilleries within 35 miles of downtown. This is your chance to tour the facilities where the real work of crafting fine bourbon happens. Enjoy oaky aromas and witness the time-honored traditions involved in crafting America’s only native spirit. Learn more at visitlex.com/bourbon The Bluegrass Trust for Historic Preservation seeks to protect, revitalize and promote special historic places in the Lexington community, and is the region’s oldest non-profit preservation organization.The city of Lexington is grateful for their ongoing efforts to preserve the history of our town for future generations. Learn more about the organization and download walking tour brochures at bluegrasstrust.org Mobile App for Walkers Discover additional information about historic downtown Lexington architecture by downloading the LexArch Tour — The Inquisitive Walker’s Guide to Lexington’s Downtown Architecture mobile app for Android and iOS. For more information about any of the above tours, contact the Visitors Center at (800) 845-3959. OTHER TOURS There are many other ways to experience Lexington’s rich history and breathtaking beauty. Check out any of the below trails and tours to further explore Lexington’s history, heritage and splendor.