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Address: 300 West Broadway, Frankfort, KY 40601
Phone Number: 502 564 3016
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Wed 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thu 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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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Historic Tour Not To Miss

We had not planned to see the Old Capital building in Frankfort but happened into the Kentucky Historical Mus. when they were talking about this tour. It is FREE with the Museum... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 18, 2015
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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226 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015

We had not planned to see the Old Capital building in Frankfort but happened into the Kentucky Historical Mus. when they were talking about this tour. It is FREE with the Museum admission. It is 2 blocks from the Museum and you get to go inside . The Old Capital is 2 stories tall and fully restored inside. Very interesting.

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FRANKFORT
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

The tour at the Old State Capitol is a must see for Kentuckians or anyone interested in history or antiques. The building has beautiful architecture as well! We always attend the Summer Concerts here! This place is a Kentucky treasure!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015 via mobile

An amazing exploration of Kentucky's old Capital Building! The architecture was breathtaking. Our Tour Guide, Roger, was very polite and informative. He was very knowledgeable and passionate in his narrative and he provided a colorful detail of the rich history held within the building and it's surroundings. The building was undergoing some restorative work at the time of our visit... More 

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Baoding, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015

I love going and walking around the Old Capitol and attending the free concerts on Friday nights in the summer. The building and the history of KY are worth seeing and hearing about. My favorite part of the inside tour are the free standing stone stair case.

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Lexington, Kentucky
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

The history-packed tour of this remarkable, old building was the highlight of our trip to Frankfort! Our wonderful tour guide, Roger, made the stories of the past come to life as we walked the site with him. Our entire family enjoyed the experience and would recommend it to anyone who enjoys learning about the history of our beautiful country.

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Frankfort, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

This was Kentucky's Capitol, before the one in South Frankfort. The tour guides are very knowledgeable and the self-supporting staircase is alone worth seeing itself.

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Georgetown, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

This was our first visit to the Old State Capitol. Our tour guide (Roger) was incredibly enthusiastic, knowledgeable, and patient with our questions. The site is full of history and it really came alive thanks to our tour. In addition to the stories, you'll be impressed by the building's architecture and condition. Our visit made for a very enjoyable afternoon... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015 via mobile

It was a great tour by Dave, very informational, learned a great deal about our Commonwealth's history. It made me more proud of being a Kentuckian.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2015

Recently had a very enjoyable tour of the Old State Capitol in Frankfort, KY. The volunteer who conducted the tour, Dave, was funny, knowledgeable, and informative. Our family group really enjoyed the tour.

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Berea, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2015 via mobile

Turned out this was an impromptu day trip for me and a very worthwhile one. The tour was part of my admission to The KY History Center and the highlight of my visit. Although the building is relatively small it is grandiose in some of its features. The huge entrance doors beneath massive columns, ornate plaster work and cupola that... More 

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