Public Tours - Ongoing
Guided tours start at Liberty Hall, 218 Wilkinson St., at 1:30 pm (Monday - Saturday). $6 adults/$3 youth (15-18)/Free for children 5 and under and for members.
Kentucky Made: Decorative Arts from the Liberty Hall Collection - Ongoing
Featuring some of the finest examples of Kentucky-made pieces from the Liberty Hall collection, this exhibit explores the social and cultural landscape of 19th-century Kentucky through the work of silversmiths, weavers, furniture makers, and painters. Some of the artists represented include: Asa Blanchard, Matthew Harris Jouett, Oliver Frazer and Paul Sawyier. Located on the 2nd floor of Liberty Hall; the exhibit is only viewed through a guided tour.
July 4 - Old-Fashioned Fourth of July, Liberty Hall Grounds, 2 -4 p.m.
Celebrate Independence Day with watermelon and lemonade, historical lawn games, patriotic scavenger hunts, and live music by the Bourbon Boys Brass Quintet. Co-sponsored by Froggy 104.9. Special guest start Abigail Quammen, Miss Kentucky's Outstanding Teen! Free.
July 7, 14, 21 & 28 - Gray Lady Family Tours, Liberty Hall, 11 a.m.
Time-travel to the summer of 1817 to delve into Margaretta Varick's fatal visit to Liberty Hall and learn how the legend of the Gray Lady came to be. For ages 7-10. Children must be accompanied by an adult. $5 per person. Call (502) 227-2560 for reservations.
July 19 - Backyard Bugs, Birds & Butterflies Family Workshop, Liberty Hall, 10 a.m.
Make a nature journal, play backyard dominoes, take a wildlife walk in the garden with Hannah Helm, and pot a butterfly-friendly native plant to take home. For ages 5-8. Children must be accompanied by an adult. $10 for children. Fee includes supplies and a snack. Reservations required.
August 5 - Brown Bites Lecture: On Point and Softly Focused - popular portrait styles in old Kentucky, Orlando Brown House, 12 p.m.
Join Estill Curtis Pennington, author of the forthcoming book, Matthew Harris Jouett (1788-1827); his life and work, to hear about ante-bellum Kentucky portrait artists, their search for compelling sitters, the homes in which they worked, and the fascinating results of their encounters. Box lunch included. $20. Reservations required.
September 26, 27 & 28 - River Boat Cruise History Tour
Explore Kentucky's early history and natural beauty by way of a gentle relaxing cruise on the Kentucky River. These tours are a special fundraiser for Liberty Hall Historic Site, and a significant portion of each ticket directly benefits the museum. You'll begin your tour at Liberty Hall, starting with a light breakfast of specially blended tea and cake inspired by family recipes. You'll then board the boat for a scenic and exciting trip up the Kentucky to Blue Wing Landing, the Gothic Revival summer home of the Brown family. While there, enjoy a locally-catered lunch and live music. 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. $250 per person ($100 fully tax-deductible as a donation). Call (502) 227-2560 for ticket information or register online.
Boat Tour Schedule
8:30 a.m. - Arrive at Liberty Hall for light breakfast food
9:00 - Tour Liberty Hall
10:00 - Boar jet boat at Frankfort River View Park
10:30 - Depart for Blue Wing Landing
12:30 p.m. - Arrive at Blue Wing Landing for lunch
3:30 - Depart Blue Wing for return trip to Frankfort