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Old State Capitol

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Address: 300 West Broadway, Frankfort, KY 40601
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+1 502-564-3016
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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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Amazing tour, memorable experience and a great first impression to Frankfort!

(Kentucky Colonel) Roger Barlow is far and away the best tour guide I've ever had - he is witty, personable, and incredibly intelligent and passionate about Kentucky history. This... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed January 8, 2017
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Alexandria, Virginia
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Alexandria, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 8, 2017

(Kentucky Colonel) Roger Barlow is far and away the best tour guide I've ever had - he is witty, personable, and incredibly intelligent and passionate about Kentucky history. This tour is a fascinating trip through Kentucky and Frankfort political history, and is perfect for history enthusiasts or anyone new to the area. I was fortunate enough to come here on... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 8, 2017

We visited the Old State Capitol on a whim and it turned out it was a good thing we did! Our guide, Roger, was incredibly helpful and he knew a lot about the history of the place, and also about other sites to see in Frankfort. We were especially impressed by the staircase - a must-see! Definitely recommend a visit... More 

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Eminence, Kentucky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 6, 2016

It was amazing. Our guide was Mr Roger Barlow. He was so intelligent about the tour. He described everything in detail. The history of the building , the architecture ,everything in detail. He was so pleasant to be with. We loved every minute of being there and have already planned on going back soon. Helen. Moore

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Saint Joseph, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2016

Our tour guide Roger was very knowledgeable and had a lot of insight that we didn't expect. It was well worth our time.

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Burns, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2016

So many sights to see in one small area. This is one that is a must see on your itinerary. Such a beautiful building with a fascinating history. The tour guides are wonderful here. Our guide was an engaging lady with a theatre background and she drew you into the history of the building and the time period with remarkable... More 

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Lexington, Kentucky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2016

We visited the Old State Capitol last week and had a great tour. Col. Roger Barlow was our guide and shared so much information about the building and the history behind it and the law makers at the time the building was "the capitol" in Frankfort. He has obviously spent much time researching the details and loves sharing. If you... More 

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Rock, West Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2016

The volunteer was great that told about the Old State capital. He new is stuff! We was very surprised about all the history of this capital, with the shooting of a governor and the bust statues and the paintings, everything was great. We recommend this to every one. Don't miss your chance of seeing this. We loved it.

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2016

What a deal 3 very nice attractions for $4. It is a little bit of a hike to the capitol from the Museum 3 to 4 blocks. Knowledgeable tour guide who gave us a lot of intersting info about the capitol Frankfort and Kentucky. This an excellent value well worn 2 or 3 hours of your time.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2016

A very reasonable $4 admission to the Kentucky History Center gets you into 3 museums. The Old State Capitol is beautiful and a must for anyone that loves history or architecture. It is also wheelchair accessible. The artwork and self-supporting staircase were incredible! Our volunteer guide, Roger, was not only responsive to our questions, but the way he immersed us... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2016 via mobile

We had Roger as a guide! He was incredible! Definitely knew a lot of the history and facts and was an incredible tour guide to keep visitors entertained! Tons of great history not just of Kentucky, but in general! Simply incredible all around! The building was stunning!

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