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Address: 300 West Broadway, Frankfort, KY
Phone Number: 502 564 3016
Tuesday
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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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Self guided, and had nice displays. The attendant was helpful and answered our questions cheerfully.

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 2, 2014
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Indiana
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Indiana
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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411 reviews 411 reviews
138 attraction reviews
2,422 helpful votes 2,422 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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210 reviews 210 reviews
79 attraction reviews
132 helpful votes 132 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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39 reviews 39 reviews
15 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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Alexandria, VA
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695 reviews 695 reviews
342 attraction reviews
275 helpful votes 275 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

A beautiful example of classical architecture set right in the middle of the city. In contrast with the current capitol, this building is smaller and more intimate -- a reflection of an earlier time when public policy decisions were simpler. But a brief walk through the building and more time to reflect brings to mind that this was the center... More 

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Nashville, TN
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599 reviews 599 reviews
378 attraction reviews
569 helpful votes 569 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

We enjoyed a great tour with a knowledgeable guide at the old state capitol building. Tours depart from the Historical Society (Clark Center for Kentucky History). A small fee at the Clark Center allows admission to the history museum (at the Clark Center), the old capitol building (1/2 blocks down the street) , and the military museum (about 3 blocks... More 

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Conway, Arkansas, United States
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133 reviews 133 reviews
58 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

First, the pictures shown on TripAdvisor are of the current state capitol and not the old capitol. The old capitol is much less impressive in beauty and size. I was disappointed in the old capitol as it could be seriously renovated. Kentucky should use Arkansas as an example where the Old State House has been renovated and turned into a... More 

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Corbin, Kentucky
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72 reviews 72 reviews
26 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

I had to be at the capitol for our Government Day in LTC, and was amazed at how beautiful it was. It was a great experience, if you can try to sit in on some of the legislative sessions, they are a fantastic experience.

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Frankfort, Kentucky
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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

I worked in this building and it's the "New" State Capitol. The old one is across the Kentucky River in downtown Frankfort and is also worth a visit. If you can find a parking space, which can be a challenge on the rare occasions that the General Assembly is in session, this is a beautiful building. The Executive Branch offices... More 

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Ft. Thomas KY
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6 reviews 6 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

Make sure you pop over and visit the Old State Capitol. My Mom and I travel with our basset hound, Daisy Lynn so we take turns at area attractions. My Mom went in the Old Capitol building and would have spent more time but they buttoned up at 4:00pm, which seemed a bit early to us. Just make sure you... More 

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