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Liberty Hall Historic Site

202 Wilkinson St, Frankfort, KY 40601-1826
+1 502-227-2560
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Tremendous demonstration of 19th century living

There is so much knowledge to be gained at this wonderful historic site! Thanks to the sponsoring... read more

Reviewed 4 October 2017
Frankfort, KY, United States
I still need to see the inside, but...

The outside is gorgeous enough to warrant this review. I was there with my wife on Memorial Day, so... read more

Reviewed 31 May 2017
Roger L
Lexington, Kentucky
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Liberty Hall Historic Site was the home of one of Kentucky's most important families. The site contains two houses: Liberty Hall (1796) built by John Brown, one of Kentucky's first United States Senator and the Orlando Brown House (1835), designed by Gideon Shryock, and owned by Senator Brown's second son. The site also includes more than 4 acres of manicured grounds and flower gardens. Guided tours Mon-Sat at 1:30 p.m. mid-Mar to mid-Nov. Groups tours can be arranged at other times with advance notice. In 1971 the federal government designated Liberty Hall as a National Historic Landmark. While there are many historic places in Kentucky and across the nation, only a small number have meaning to all Americans--these we call our National Historic Landmarks. The Secretary of the Interior pronounced the Site to possess exceptional value and quality in illustrating and interpreting the heritage of the United States. Today, fewer than 2,500 historic places bear this national distinction.
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
202 Wilkinson St, Frankfort, KY 40601-1826
+1 502-227-2560
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Reviewed 4 October 2017

There is so much knowledge to be gained at this wonderful historic site! Thanks to the sponsoring organization, the house and furnishings have been preserved very well. Our tour guide was extremely knowledgeable about John and Margaretta Mason Brown and their heirs, as well as...More

1  Thank H6200HNdonaldb
Reviewed 31 May 2017 via mobile

The outside is gorgeous enough to warrant this review. I was there with my wife on Memorial Day, so there home was closed, but we were able to walk around the grounds, and stroll through the beautiful gardens. If the beauty of the garden is...More

1  Thank Roger L
libertyhall, Owner at Liberty Hall Historic Site, responded to this reviewResponded 2 June 2017

We are glad you enjoyed the garden and please do come back for a tour! We have one tour a day at 1:30 pm, Monday-Saturday.

Reviewed 19 March 2017

Then you will be delighted with this one! So much to see, this beautifully decorated home is filled with history! This is truly a labor of love for the guides who work here, and it is evident through the time and careful effort they give...More

2  Thank Bassetlove
Reviewed 2 October 2016

Becky B. gave us a WONDERFUL tour of this lovely home. She is so very knowledgeable and willing to share what she has learned from her research into Liberty Hall and all the people connected with it.

2  Thank pprff
Reviewed 27 September 2016

We were enchanted with our guide, Morgan. She made the home come alive with stories of the inhabitants, John Brown and family, and the visitors. The whole site is lovely, with flower gardens, even this late in the year, and very old trees, one planted...More

2  Thank Teresa B
Reviewed 4 June 2016

Liberty Hall Historic Site is located in old downtown Frankfort. It sits next to the Orlando Brown House and has a very storied past. This site is also open for Frankfort's "Haunted Tour," since Liberty Hall is supposedly haunted by the ghost of the "Grey...More

2  Thank Donnie H
Reviewed 17 May 2016

The expansive grounds are a feast for the eyes. Formal flower beds and the nearby Kentucky River add to the charm of this colonial treasure. Original furnishings and a resident ghost make this a most interesting place to visit. LIberty Hall and it's sister house,...More

2  Thank Patty P
Reviewed 12 February 2016

Great piece of history here. beautiful grounds, nice to walk around. learn history of the colonial era and historic homes.

3  Thank Washington-Adventure
Reviewed 10 December 2015

Great traditional fourth of july celebration and looks fabulous decorated for the holidays. Limited parking available.

2  Thank Sarahbelle341
Reviewed 19 November 2015

My husband took me for a walk around the gardens here when we had just started dating... it was then I fell in love and thought/hoped he would propose to me here... alas, he proposed elsewhere. However, this is a great venue for small outdoor...More

2  Thank Tlwd1980
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