Kentucky Historic Sites

Kentucky Historic Sites

Discover how your Bluegrass State ancestors lived.

Cumberland Gap National Historic Park

US 25E South
Middlesboro, KY 40965
(606) 248-2817

At this first gateway to the West, set in the southern Appalachian Mountains, include the Henslev Settlement, Gap Cave and Wilderness Road.

Farmington Historic Home

3033 Bardstown Road
Louisville, KY 40205
(502) 452-9920

Abraham Lincoln once spent three weeks at this 14-room Federal-style home, completed in 1816, on a 19th-century hemp plantation.

Fort Boonesborough State Park

4375 Boonesborough Road
Richmond, KY 40475
(859) 527-3131

Events here include living history weekends and re-enactments of the 1778 Siege of Boonesborough.

Historic Locust Grove

561 Blankenbaker Lane
Louisville, KY 40207
(502) 897-9845

Louisville founder George Rogers Clark spent the last nine years of his life in the Georgian mansion on his sister’s farm.

Kentucky Horse Park

4089 Iron Works Parkway
Lexington, KY 40511
(859) 233-4303

In the center of Thoroughbred Country, this workind horse farm showcases up to 50 breeds Champions and Carriage Horse Barn.

Old Fort Harrod State Park

100 S. College St.
Harrodsburg, KY 40330
(859) 734-3314

See replicas of the homes of legends such as Daniel Boone and Ann McGinty (who brought the first spinning wheel to Kentucky), and the church in which Abraham Lincoln’s parents married.

Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill

501 Lexington Road
Harrodsburg, KY 40330
(800) 734-5611

<www.shakervillageky.org> Founded in 1805, this is America’s largest restored Shaker community. Stay in one of 14 original buildings, take tours with historic interpreters, and dine on goods from the garden.

Wickliffe Mounds State Historic Site

94 Green St.
Wickliffe, KY 42087
(270) 335-3681

Explore prehistoric Mississippian Indian culture at this archeological site with three excavated mounds.
 
From the March 2008 Family Tree Magazine

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