Tour

Becky Briley with Tour Group

Liberty Hall Historic Site consists of two historic houses—Liberty Hall and the Orlando Brown House—surrounded by four acres of lawns and gardens. Until further notice, the Orlando Brown House is closed to the public, but guests can see Liberty Hall on guided tours offered Monday-Saturday at 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.mPlease note: We will be closed for the season from December 16, 2020 - March 13, 2021. We will re-open for tours on March 15, 2021.

Guests are asked to purchase tickets online and arrive at the front door of Liberty Hall, located at 218 Wilkinson Street, at the tour time. Until further notice, there is no indoor waiting area. In keeping with Kentucky requirements that museums “enforce social distancing and masking when patrons and staff are in close proximity or passing by each other,” masks are required unless prevented by a medical condition. We also ask that guests in separate households practice physical distancing.

The first part of the tour interprets the years 1801-1838.The tour guide will introduce first-floor rooms and work areas restored to the early decades of the 19th century. Guests will see the elegant lifestyle of Senator John Brown and his family as well as learn about the enslaved people who made that lifestyle possible The second floor houses the Senator John Brown Library and Archives, a furniture exhibit, Kentucky Made, and the bedroom where the famous Gray Lady Ghost has been spotted. Guests may explore the exhibit and the bedroom on their own. After touring Liberty Hall, guests are invited to see the garden on their own.

Virtual Tours

Behind-the-Scenes Attic Tour: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2x3uMI35bqg

Inside the lives of the Stepney family: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_smcVIBtAFI

Formal Parlor: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-pr1gBf5WAc

Location

Liberty Hall Historic Site is located on Wilkinson Street between Main and Wapping Streets in downtown Frankfort, Kentucky. For a map and driving directions click here.

Tour Prices

$9 for adults (18+)
$7 for seniors (60+)
$4 for youth (6-18)
Free for children ages 5 and under
Free for National Society of Colonial Dames members and their families

Group tours are not available at this time.

Accessibility

Liberty Hall is not wheelchair accessible. To access the first floor, guests must climb 5 steps, and to access the laundry and restrooms, guests must descend 4 steps. 


Customer Care Policy

The staff at Liberty Hall Historic Site are dedicated to providing high-quality, friendly services to all our guests. To meet Kentucky Healthy-at-Work guidelines, staff are wearing masks and following CDC guidelines for disinfection by cleaning high-touch surfaces before every tour. There are hand-sanitizing stations in several locations in the building.

Click here to read our customer care policy.

 

 


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