Historic Sites






This graceful mansion was built in 1867 by local tycoon William S. Culbertson who utilized the home to graciously entertain local dignitaries and guests from around the world. Designed by renowned architects James and William Banes of New...  Read More


Farnsley – Moremen House


This sprawling, 300-acre site is a tribute to Jefferson County's rich history. The park's crown jewel is the historic Farnsley-Moremen House, a restored 19th century farmhouse overlooking the Ohio River.


John Hay Center


Born in 1838 in Salem, John Hay was a politician, ambassador, and writer. His distinguished career included appointments under Presidents Lincoln, McKinley, and Roosevelt. He was also author of the "Pike County Ballads," an editorial writer for...  Read More


Cathedral of the Assumption


Built in 1852, this is the country's third oldest cathedral and downtown Louisville's fourth oldest building. At the time of its completion, the 287-foot spire was the tallest in North America. Remarkable architecture and ornate trappings make...  Read More


Old Louisville

The country's third largest historic preservation district is billed as "America's Victorian Treasure." This amazing outdoor exhibit of Victorian architecture consists of churches, museums, bed and breakfast inns, schools and universities, parks...  Read More




Built around 1850, this residence was Edison's home from 1866 to 1867. It offers a fantastic glimpse at his impact on history, science, and communication, especially since much of the work that earned him 1,093 patents is on display. Hands-on...  Read More


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Kentucky Fair And Expo Center


Jeffersonian architecture, craft demonstrations, living history presentations, and storytelling will transport you to another era. Great collection of artifacts, as well. Eat-in facilities and gift shop. Handicapped accessible.


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Historic Crescent Hill
Whitehall


Built around 1855, this historic home sits on 11 acres of lush beauty, including a breathtaking tri-level Florentine garden. The home was later converted into a stately, fifteen-room Classical Revival mansion in 1910. Traditional Victorian furnishings throughout.


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Butchertown


Built around 1790, this Georgian mansion and National Historic Landmark set on 55 acres was the former home of Revolutionary War hero General George Rogers Clark. Clark is also credited with the founding of Louisville. Portraits, swords, books,...  Read More


Brennan House Historic Home


The Brennan family occupied this three-story Victorian house for more than 85 years. The fascinating structure features artifacts related to the Industrial Revolution, local history, art, and 19th-century family life. The brick Italianate home,...  Read More


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