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Address: 300 West Broadway, Frankfort, KY
Phone Number: 502 564 3016
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10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Hours:
Wed 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thu 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Activities: Leisure education
Description: The Old Capitol is privvy to some of Kentucky's speckled history. Free...
The Old Capitol is privvy to some of Kentucky's speckled history. Free guided and self-guided tours are available.
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Very romantic

we took a walk around the grounds in the evening and with the flowers in bloom and the lights at night in the rotunda it was beautiful

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 22, 2015
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Versailles, Kentucky
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

we took a walk around the grounds in the evening and with the flowers in bloom and the lights at night in the rotunda it was beautiful

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Southern Pines, North Carolina
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31 reviews 31 reviews
7 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

The building is very interesting and quite lovely inside. Loved the stories told by our volunteer guide. Check out the stairway with no visible means of support!

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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

My husband an I visited the Old State Capitol on a recent trip to tour historical locations in the area. This was the last tour of the day and we were the only people on the tour, which was nice. Our tour guide loved the history of Kentucky and was very knowledgeable about events that occurred, not only in the... More 

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Rego Park, New York
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152 reviews 152 reviews
95 attraction reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

It was worth it waiting for a guided tour of the Old State Capitol. This 1830's era Greek-style building has been restored to its former glory, although much of the original furniture has been removed. The guide was excellent at recreating the parts of the building that are missing, and putting life into the historical rooms. Of particular interest is... More 

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Minneapolis, MN
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237 reviews 237 reviews
156 attraction reviews
234 helpful votes 234 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Kentucky is a bit unusual in that they have preserved both the old Governor's mansion and the old Capitol, as well as (obviously) the current and substantially more decorative current ones. The old Capitol here can be seen quickly from outside, but the inside is available by guided tour only, and you have to walk a block down the street... More 

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Kingston, Ontario
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43 reviews 43 reviews
22 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

As Canadians, we often take advantage of the opportunity to visit a U.S. state capital to gain an understanding of the state's history. Frankfort is one of the most walkable and interesting of U.S. state capitals. Its setting in the valley of the Kentucky River surrounded by steep hills, its scale as a small town and the foresight of its... More 

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Indiana
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Self guided, and had nice displays. The attendant was helpful and answered our questions cheerfully.

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Washington, DC
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577 reviews 577 reviews
257 attraction reviews
2,555 helpful votes 2,555 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Good to see that the building is still functioning and in use. Seems to be in a better location in the heart of town near other businesses and restaurants, as opposed to the new Capitol which is in a residential area.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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245 reviews 245 reviews
93 attraction reviews
162 helpful votes 162 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

As others have pointed out, this review is about the OLD State Capital and yet some reviewers have added photos and comments about the newer state capitol which has another review page. The OLD state capitol, having been built around 1830, is actually the third permanent capitol constructed on the public square. The other two burned down in 1813 and... More 

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Lexington, Kentucky
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40 reviews 40 reviews
15 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

We just were driving through Frankfort, KY and stopped by the Capitol to take some pictures. It was Fall and the giant Sundial was filled with beautiful flowers and shrubry. Didn't go inside but, still got some great pics. Otherwise, there is really nothing in Frankfort, KY.

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Address: Address: 300 West Broadway, Frankfort, KY
Phone Number: 502 564 3016
Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Frankfort
Open Hours:
Wednesday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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