1608 Highway 227 Carrollton, KY 41008 +1 502 682 0256
With a beauty of the Ohio Valley River that is overlooked by the General Butter State House also known as the Butter Turpin State Historic House, this house was built in the honor of a renowned soldier who strongly fought the battles, General William O. Butler. This beautiful house serves as a museum and is open to the visitors. Featuring the Greek Revival style, the house exhibits stunning military documents, furniture's, and the things of the Butler family. The house is open all year round for the visitors and the tours are available from May 23rd to November 2nd. There are several recreational activities occurring at the river such as fishing, canoeing , campgrounds, hiking, mountain biking, etc.
Salt River Road Fort Duffield Park West Point, KY 40177 +1 502 922 4574
Fort Duffield was built in 1861 and was named in the honor of Rev. George Duffield of Detroit. Even during the Civil War this fort was mostly unused and no wars were fought here. Given its lack of use, Fort Duffield was eventually abandoned, Currently, Fort Duffield is managed and maintained by a voluntary group called 'Friends of Fort Duffield. Living History Program, Ghost Walks and similar other events are hosted here on a regular basis.
Lincoln Park Road Springfield, KY 40069 +1 859 336 5440(Tourist Information)
This historic home is built by Mordecai Lincoln, the paternal uncle of Abraham Lincoln. It is built in the Federal style of architecture and is the only home owned by the Lincoln family that is still in existence. The beautiful rectangular structure with a grass bed around it makes a beautiful sight. It is on the National Register of Historic Places.
The Abraham Lincoln Statue commemorates the country's 16th President. This historic site was built in 1909 by Adolph Alexander Weinman on Lincoln's 100th birth anniversary. It is a 6 feet (1.8 meters) tall statue featuring a seated Lincoln, and is on the National Register of Historic Places.
2995 Lincoln Farm Road Hodgenville, KY 42748 +1 207 358 3137
The Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park is a must visit when in the city. The park comprises of farm sites and a memorial building. Take 56 steps to the top and admire the architecture. Also visit the replica of the modest log cabin where the country's 16th President was born back in 1809. This historically significant site is on the National Register of Historic Places.
Introduced in the 18th century, Jim Beam is one of the oldest and most popular brands of bourbon in the country. Trace the brand's journey, of more than 200 years and global acclaim, at this delightful facility in Clermont. Guided tours of the facility take you through a fascinating journey through Jim Beam's history, as well as the complex process of distilling their world-famous bourbon from start to end. Lasting an hour and fifteen minutes, the tour includes tastings as well as a display of exhibits from the company's history. The Beam Bar at the facility serves up a selection of spirits from the company. Check website for more.
Located on the Lexington Road and almost hidden away by the hill, The Workhouse Ballroom is a long and narrow stone building that is used for hosting events. Its calender features happening parties, social events and concerts by local and national performers. These events are mostly BYOB, so one can get a bottle of beer from the nearby bars and head for a party at this ballroom. Artists/ bands like Jozef Van Wissem, Spirits of the Red City and Bill Callahan have graced the stage of this unassuming venue in the past.
1609 Bardstown Road Louisville, KY 40205 +1 502 439 2911
Solidarity is an event venue-cum-meeting space that hosts variety of events. Founded in 2011, it started out as an art gallery and now transformed into a bustling art hub. This space offers flexibility, and hence its visiting hours and show timings vary as per the event hosted here. Concerts, art shows, documentary sessions and similar other events are held here on a regular basis. Call for details.
1311 Gilkey Run Road Bardstown, KY 40004 +1 502 348 3921
The second largest producer of Bourbon in the world, Heaven Hill Distilleries, provides whiskey lovers an opportunity to explore and know the whole process of making and marketing of their favorite labels. You can avail of various tours and tasting sessions at The Heaven Hill Distilleries Bourbon Heritage Center where these are conducted. Check website for further details.
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