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.
August 31 - Barks & Brews, Orlando Brown House Lawn, 5:30 p.m.
Celebrate the dog days of summer with a relaxing evening in the garden of Liberty Hall Historic Site. The event is free, with live music by Jim Webb and the Webb Brothers and beer available for purchase. Dogs welcome! 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Orlando Brown House.
September 9 - Plein Air Painting at Liberty Hall
In conjunction with the Frankfort Parks, Recreation & Historic Sites presentation of The Two Villages—a play about artist Paul Sawyier—members of the Plein Air Painters of the Bluegrass will be painting at Paul Sawyier’s haunts all day. Drop by Liberty Hall between noon and 3 p.m. to observe Frankfort painter Sallie Lanham work on a watercolor of the house. From 2-5 p.m. kids and their families are invited to paint a kindness rock with Miche Branscum and Virginia Watts-Layson of the Frankfort KY Rocks project. Sponsored in part by Tracy’s Sand and Gravel. Free. For information about the play and a sale of the painters’ works, contact the Capital City Museum at (502) 696-0607.
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). Reservations no longer being accepted.
Boat Tour Schedule
8:30 a.m. - Arrive at Liberty Hall for light breakfast food
9:00 - Tour Liberty Hall
10:00 - Board 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
October 5, 10, 19 & 26 - "Our Beloved Ghost" Evening Tours, Liberty Hall, 7 p.m.
Learn about 19th-century mourning customs, spiritualism, and the ghosts of Liberty Hall in this special twilight tour. A cup of hot mulled cider and light refreshments are included in the $12 fee. Recommended for ages 12-up. Reservations required. Call (502) 227-2560 for reservations, or click on the calendar to the left to register.
October 14 - "Spirits of Frankfort" Event During Bourbonanza, 5-9 p.m.
Join us October 14 for an evening of spooky stories and scary-good bourbon! Liberty Hall partners with the Kentucky Historical Society and Buffalo Trace Distillery to bring you this fun event. The evening begins at the Old State Capitol, with creepy tales from Kentucky's history. Next, you'll be taken to Liberty Hall to hear the legend of the Gray Lady and other spirit legends, while enjoying a bourbon cocktail by fireside. Next up is Buffalo Trace Distillery where you'll enjoy a buffet, tastings and the Ghost Tour. Return transportation provided back to the Old State Capitol afterward. Reserve your tickets now by calling KHS at (502) 564-1792, ext. 4408, or click here to register.
October 21 - PNC Bank Ghosts in the Garden, Liberty Hall Grounds, 5 - 6:30 p.m.
Come in costume to this Safe Halloween event on the grounds of Liberty Hall. Trick or treat in Froggy 104.9’s Treat Street Village and hear the story of Liberty Hall’s most famous ghost, The Gray Lady! Co-sponsored by Froggy 104.9. Free.
November 11 - Harvest Holiday Centerpiece Workshop, Orlando Brown House, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
In this workshop, floral artists Ashley Averell and Marcey Broderson will teach you how to make a holiday centerpiece using greens from the Liberty Hall garden and fall vegetables. $25 fee includes materials and refreshments. Reservations required. Call (502) 227-2560 for reservations.
November 17 - Brown Bites Lecture, Orlando Brown House, 12 p.m.
Join LHHS curator Kate Hesseldenz for "Trials and Tribulations: Aaron Burr in John Brown's Kentucky" to learn about the motives behind Aaron Burr's western journey following his famous duel with Alexander Hamilton. Find out Burr's connections to John Brown and why he visited Liberty Hall multiple times in 1805 and 1806. Box lunch included. $20. Reservations required. Call (502) 227-2560 for reservations.