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Kentucky

Frankfort, the capital of Kentucky

Frankfort is located ca. 50 mi east of Louisville and 25 mi west of Lexington. You can reach it via U.S. 60, I-64, and I-75.

You can discover the city during a self-guided walking tour which is offered by the Visitor Center and if you have a car you can explore the city and vicinity of Lexington even more.
Your first stop after arriving in Lexington should be the Visitor Center, 100 Capital Avenue. Check out the website of the Lexington CVB where you can download the Walking Tour map and read about the city. We have listed the Web Link further down on this page.

Population

27,741 (Census 2000; every 10 years)

A brief attraction list

Suited for visitors with a car... You can get the addresses in the Visitor Center or on their website.


FRANKFORT CEMETERY including Daniel Boone’s Grave.
VIETNAM VETERANS MEMORIAL
LT. GOVERNOR’S MANSION
THE KENTUCKY HISTORY CENTER
CAPITAL CITY MUSEUM
VEST-LINDSEY HOUSE
ORLANDO BROWN HOUSE und LIBERTY HALL
OLD CAPITOL
BUFFALO TRACE DISTILLERY
SALATO WILDLIFE EDUCATION CENTER
BERRY HILL MANSION
U.S. 60 downhill SCENIC OVERLOOK
CAPITOL BUILDING und die FLO RAL CLOCK
REBECCA RUTH CANDY FACTORY



The DOWNTOWN Walking Tour lets you discover following attractions:
Starting point is the Old State Capitol where you find free parking spots right behind the building. You should either download the map for the tour from the Frankfort Visitor Bureau's website (see link firther below on this page) or get a copy in the Visitor Center. 1.) OLD STATE CAPITOL
Year 1827-30
Broadway & Lewis St.

2.) GEORGE MORTIMER BIBB LAW OFFICES
Year 1824
333 W. Broadway

3.) SITE OF THE SHARP HOUSE Year before 1799
Southwest corner of Old Capital Square.

4.) SITE OF THE MADISON-HARLAN HOUSE
Year 1800

5.) FRANCIS PRESTON BLAIR, SR.
Corner Broadway & Washington.

6.) MCCLURE-FOSTER HOUSE
Year 1814
318 Washington St.

7.) AMOS KENDALL HOUSE
Year 1810-1820
413 Broadway 8.) LANDON THOMAS HOUSE
Year 1840
312 Washington St.

9.) CHURCH OF THE ASCENSION (EPISCOPAL)
Year 1850
311 Washington St.

10.) SWIGERT-MILAM HOUSE
Year 1835
308 Washington St.

11.) BROWN-SWIGERT-TAYLOR HOUSE
Year 1815
300 Washington St.

12.) MOREHEAD HOUSE Year 1810
326 W. Main St.

13.) JOHN GOODMAN HOUSE
Year 1820
329 W. Main St.

14.) CHAPMAN COLEMAN TODD
Year 1808
333 W. Main St.

15.) CRITTENDEN-WATSON HOUSE
Year 1800
401 W. Main St.

16.) RODMAN-BENNETT-HAZELRIGG HOUSE
Year 1866
407 W. Main St.

17.) FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
Year 1849
416 W. Main St.

18.) LABROT-TAYLOR HOUSE
Year 1854
421 W. Main St.

19.) CRITTENDEN-GARRARD HOUSE
Year 1795
302 Wilkinson St.
20.) LIBERTY HALL
Year 1796
218 Wilkinson St.

21.) ORLANDO BROWN HOUSE
Year 1835
218 Wilkinson St.

22.) SOUTH-WILLIS HOUSE
Year 1875
505 Wapping St.

23.) SITE OF THE WILKINSON-LOVE HOUSE
Year 1786
503 Wapping St.

24.) VREELAND HOUSE (VAUXHALL)
Year 1913
417 Wapping St.

25.) BIBB-BURNLEY HOUSE
Year 1857
411 Wapping St.

26.) CARNEAL-WATSON HOUSE
Year 1855
407 Wapping St.
27.) RODMAN-HEWITT HOUSE
Year 1817
404 Wapping St.

28.) IDA LEE WILLIS GARDEN
Next to the Vest-Lindsey House

29.) VEST-LINDSEY HOUSE
Year 1798
401 Wapping St.

30.) LETCHER-LINDSAY HOUSE
Year 1835
200 Washington St.

31.) THOMAS TODD HOUSE
Year 1812
320 Wapping St.

32.) CHURCH OF THE GOOD SHEPHERD
Year 1850
310 Wapping St.
33.) THE CUSTOMS HOUSE
Year 1887
305 Wapping St.

34.) SINGING BRIDGE
Year 1894

35.) FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
Year 1868
201 St. Clair Street

36.) FRANKLIN COUNTY COURTHOUSE
Year 1835
St. Clair St.

37.) SITE OF “THE GEM” AND “THE CRYSTAL” gegenüber vom "Courthouse"

38.) MCCLURE BUILDING Frankfort’s erster “Skyscraper”, der ca. 1907 erbaut wurde.

39.) GRAND THEATRE
St. Clair Street

40.) KENTUCKY HISTORY CENTER

41.) CAPITAL CITY MUSEUM
325 Ann Street

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