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LibertyHall by Hilly optPublic Tours:  Monday - Saturday at 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.    

Guided tours start at Liberty Hall, 218 Wilkinson St. at 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and last about an hour.

$15 Specialty Tours (Seasonal, please check for availability).

$10 Guided Tour Admission Ages 13 and Over

$5 Ages 6-12

Free for children 5 and under.

Tickets must be pre-purchased.  Purchase tickets.    

Museums for All participants must show proof of valid ID and SNAP benefits card. *Museums for All admission is valid for up to four people per SNAP benefit card.*


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Free Admission for Active Duty Military 

Saturday, May 20th-Monday, September 4th

As proud partners of Blue Star Musuems, we are offering active duty military and up to five family members, free admission from Armed Forces Day, Saturday, May 20, 2023 and ends on Labor Day, Monday, September 4, 2023.

The free admission program is available for those currently serving in the United States Military–Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard–including Reservists, National Guardsman (regardless of status), U.S. Public Health Commissioned Corps, NOAA Commissioned Corps, and up to five family members. Qualified members must show a Geneva Convention common access card (CAC)DD Form 1173 ID card (dependent ID), or a DD Form 1173-1 ID card. Please provide this card upon arrival. 

Blue Star Museums is a partnership between the National Endowment for the Arts and Blue Star Families, in collaboration with the Department of Defense and museums across America, offering free admission to the nation’s active-duty military personnel and their families, including National Guard and Reserve. The 2023 Blue Star Museums program begins on  For more information on Blue Star Museums, click here!


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Plant Sale - MOVED to August 1st 2023

The annual Liberty Hall Plant Sale has moved to Labor Day Weekend - the first weekend of September.  Not only does this move allow a bigger, more robust, and more diverse selection, it is just in time for your fall planting season. 

Divisions of Amsonia, Black-eyed Susan, Hardy Geraniums (and others!) will be available to you, along with a new offering of seeds, including Foxglove, Baptisia, Hardy Begonia and more! 

Plants will be available through online orders beginning August 1st, so be sure to subscribe to our social media accounts and mailing list to stay informed of availability.


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The NSCDA-KY 2023 Kentucky Culture Symposium: Double Vision Saturday, August 12th, 2023, 9:00am-5:00pm

The Kentucky Historical Society, (Brown Forman Room), Frankfort and Liberty Hall Historic Site

The Kentucky Culture Symposium is an annual event that explores our shared history as reflected through Kentucky arts, religion, politics and education that define our culture.  It’s about who we are and why, and tailored for Kentuckians, museum professionals, dealers, auctioneers, collectors, historians, and enthusiasts.

The symposium is presented by The National Society of The Colonial Dames of America in The Commonwealth of Kentucky.  Each year we bring national and regional speakers to give you the latest scholarship.  Profits support Liberty Hall Historic Site annual maintenance.

The Kentucky Culture Symposium: Double Vision program is listed below:

9:00am-10:00am: Registrations and Continental Breakfast, Brown Forman Room

10:00am-2:00pm: Program (includes lunch and refreshments), Brown Forman Room

2:15pm-5:00pm: Book Signings, Post-Symposium Reception, and Special Liberty Hall Tour, Liberty Hall Historic Site


2023 Kentucky Culture Symposium: Double Vision - Speakers

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Jessica Stavros: Jessica has over 19 years of experience as a museum professional.  As the Executive Director of Liberty Hall Historic Site, she spends nearly every day in the presence of Robert Burns Wilson’s Art and Poetry. With Liberty Hall’s extensive collection of family letters, she will provide insights into impressions of the artist and poet, Robert Burns Wilson, through the Brown family members who were his contemporaries, thereby highlighting who or what influenced his work and how his work and life influenced others.



Sally Gant

Sally Gant: Sally is the retired Director of Education and Programs for the Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts (MESDA) and MESDA’s Summer Institute Program in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.  Her list of national speaking engagements and professional publications is too long to include here.  Working at MESDA and near Guilford County, North Carolina, she spent years researching the artist known as the Guilford Limner due to a large body of this artist’s work discovered there.  However, earlier work by the same artist was produced in Kentucky, so the Guilford Limner could be the Bluegrass Limner.  Sally will give us insight into her decade of research and new discoveries, not yet published, in her talk, An Honorable and Useful Society: The World of The Guilford Limner in Kentucky. There is no one on the planet better suited for this topic.



Mack Cox

Mack Cox: As a retired geologist and a current collector, scholar, and frequent speaker on Kentucky decorative arts, Mack brings a unique scientific approach to his research.  While he is a lifelong Kentuckian, he speaks on the most prestigious national stages, including Winterthur, Colonial Williamsburg, and MESDA among others.  His talk, Decorative Inlay in Early Kentucky Furniture, 1790-1820, is one he presented at Winterthur’s Inlay and Marquetry Conference in 2022.



Estill Curtic Penningrton

Estill Curtis Pennington: A proud native of Bourbon County, Kentucky, Estill is the national authority on southern art.  He is a frequent speaker and author on anything in the realm of southern art.  He studied art history all over the world at the most prestigious institutions, including George Washington University and the Victorian Society Program in London.   He was an art curator for the National Portrait Gallery and has published books on most major southern artists.  His earliest work was about William Edward West and his latest was on the life and times of Matthew Harris Jouett.  His talk, Thieves in the Night: Appropriations in the Art of Henry Faulkner and Edward Melcarth, will address what influenced these two artists and how they influenced others.  His talks never fail to educate in an entertaining manner.


Ticket price: $100 per person: includes full program, continental breakfast, lunch, post-symposium reception, and tour. Purchase Tickets Here!

Sponsorships available from $250 to $5,000 – See Sponsorships Here

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Nature Journaling is the practice of observing nature and recording your observations through writing and drawing. Come to Liberty Hall's historic gardens for an hour or two with like-minded individuals, learn new things, and gain some new skills! This event is free, but please bring your own journal or notebook!

Nature Journal Club meets on second Wednesday each month within Liberty Hall Gardens, weather permitting. Book your spot here!