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Bourbon & History Walking Tour

Frankfort Tourist Commission

May 18 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Join Colonel E. H. Taylor Jr. for a 45-60 minute guided walking tour in historic downtown Frankfort. Historian Russ Kennedy portrays Col. Taylor, the father of the modern bourbon industry and will be your guide.  You will be entertained and informed as you learn about Frankfort’s rich and spirited bourbon history! The tour is 1 mile in length and begins promptly at 1pm in front of the  Frankfort Visitor Center, 300 St. Clair, Suite 102.

Masks required. Please maintain 6ft. from participants not from your household.

Suitable for ages 16 and above.

Per Person ticket price is $10 plus $1 processing fee.  Total price per person is $11.

Tickets for scheduled tours are available for purchase until 24 hours before the scheduled date and time.

Cancellation Policy

The walking tour may be cancelled due to inclement weather. Every effort will be made to notify ticket holders in advance. In the case of a cancellation due to weather conditions, a refund of the tour price, minus processing fees will be made to the purchaser.

Purchased tickets may be refunded if cancelled 24 hours or more before the tour date and time. Refunds, minus processing fees, will be credited to the card number used for the purchase. Cancellations after the 24 hour cut off will not be refunded.

Kentucky State University at 135 – Our History

May 18 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

In celebration of Frankfort Heritage Week – May 16-22, 2021Hosted by Kentucky State University. Kentucky State University is honoring its history with a new book and panel discussion as it celebrates its 135th anniversary. As part of the anniversary celebration, Kentucky State is hosting “Our History: Kentucky State University at 135” on May 18 at David H. Bradford Hall in Carl H. Smith Auditorium. The event can be viewed  @KyStateU Facebook Live (https://www.facebook.com/KyStateU) or via Zoom at 980 1850 3350…

Bourbon Archaeology: Unearthing Spirited Histories

May 18 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

In celebration of Frankfort Heritage Week – May 16-22, 2021Hosted by the City of Frankfort and presented by Nick Laracuente, Kentucky’s Bourbon Archaeologist .The distilling industry is a critical piece of Kentucky’s history and its continued success. Nick will discuss the three tiers of distilleries (moonshine, farm, and industrial) and how they both influenced and were influenced by economic, social, and technological trends in Kentucky. This talk will highlight findings from archaeological investigations at each type of distillery and discuss…

Architectural Review Board Regular Meeting

May 18 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

In celebration of Frankfort Heritage Week – May 16-22, 2021Introduction to Frankfort’s Historic Preservation Commission – hosted by the City of Frankfort.Meet the members of the City’s Architectural Review Board, learn about what the commission does.Visit the City of Frankfort’s Facebook Page.

Vest-Lindsey House Virtual Tour

May 19 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

In celebration of Frankfort Heritage Week – May 16-22, 2021Hosted by Kentucky Division of Historic Properties and presented by Dalaina Bean, Director of Events at Berry Hill Mansion.The Vest-Lindsay House, located in downtown’s Corner of Celebrities, now serves as offices for the Kentucky Division of Historic Properties and, after updates, will serve again as a State meeting house. It is recorded as one of the oldest homes in Frankfort. Before it made it into the Commonwealth of Kentucky’s hands in…

Capital City Walking Tour

Old State Capitol

May 19 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

In celebration of Frankfort Heritage WeekHosted by the Kentucky Historical Society and guided by KHS Staff . Capacity: 10 people. $8 per person.Get to know Kentucky through her capital city! As the Commonwealth’s seat of government since 1792, Frankfort has been the backdrop for countless events that impacted Kentuckians across the state, and made headlines around the country. Join us for a stroll through our beautiful downtown and hear stories about the people and places that have helped make Frankfort…

Architectural Design & Archaeology in the Capital City

May 19 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

In celebration of Frankfort Heritage Week – May 16-22, 2021PART 1: “Is it Colonial or Foursquare?: Identifying and Describing Historic Residential Buildings” presented by Vicki Birenberg, City Historic Presentation Officer. Ms. Birenberg will explain common methods used to describe historic residential properties, characteristics of various architectural styles associated with them, and the timeline of styles commonly found in the United States. Given the rich architectural heritage of Kentucky, and Frankfort in particular, she will sprinkle local examples throughout her presentation.Zoom…

Bourbon & History Walking Tour

Frankfort Tourist Commission

May 20 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Join Colonel E. H. Taylor Jr. for a 45-60 minute guided walking tour in historic downtown Frankfort. Historian Russ Kennedy portrays Col. Taylor, the father of the modern bourbon industry and will be your guide.  You will be entertained and informed as you learn about Frankfort’s rich and spirited bourbon history! The tour is 1 mile in length and begins promptly at 1pm in front of the  Frankfort Visitor Center, 300 St. Clair, Suite 102.

Masks required. Please maintain 6ft. from participants not from your household.

Suitable for ages 16 and above.

Per Person ticket price is $10 plus $1 processing fee.  Total price per person is $11.

Tickets for scheduled tours are available for purchase until 24 hours before the scheduled date and time.

Cancellation Policy

The walking tour may be cancelled due to inclement weather. Every effort will be made to notify ticket holders in advance. In the case of a cancellation due to weather conditions, a refund of the tour price, minus processing fees will be made to the purchaser.

Purchased tickets may be refunded if cancelled 24 hours or more before the tour date and time. Refunds, minus processing fees, will be credited to the card number used for the purchase. Cancellations after the 24 hour cut off will not be refunded.

Kentucky History Trivia Night – Virtual

May 20 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

In celebration of Frankfort Heritage Week – May 16-22, 2021Kentucky History Virtual Trivia Night: Frankfort Edition – hosted by Kentucky Historical Society and sponsored by Franklin County Trust for Historic Preservation, Capital City Museum, and Frankfort Area Chamber of Commerce.Join us via Zoom* to show off your capital city smarts at a special Frankfort-themed Virtual Trivia Night! Players will be grouped into teams** to battle it out for bragging rights AND some pretty sweet prizes, so don’t miss out! To…

Old Governor’s Mansion Virtual Tour

May 21 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

In celebration of Frankfort Heritage Week – May 16-22, 2021Old Governor’s Mansion Virtual Tour – hosted by Kentucky Division of Historic Properties and presented by Dalaina Bean, Director of Events at Berry Hill Mansion.The Old Governor’s Mansion serves as the oldest official executive residence still in use in the United States because it is listed as the home of the Lieutenant Governor . While each Lt. Governor is given the opportunity to live in the mansion, it has not been…

Frankfort Public Art

Frankfort/Franklin County Tourist & Convention Commission
300 Saint Clair St., Suite 102
Frankfort, KY 40601

800-960-7200
502-875-8687