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Address: 202 Wilkinson Street, Frankfort, KY 40601
Phone Number: +1 502-227-2560
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Liberty Hall Historic Site was the home of one of Kentucky's most important...

Liberty Hall Historic Site was the home of one of Kentucky's most important families. The site contains two houses: Liberty Hall (1796) built by John Brown, one of Kentucky's first United States Senator and the Orlando Brown House (1835), designed by Gideon Shryock, and owned by Senator Brown's second son. The site also includes more than 4 acres of manicured grounds and flower gardens. Guided tours Mon-Sat at 1:30 p.m. Groups tours can be arranged at other times with advance notice.

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A Trip to the Past

Liberty Hall Historic Site is located in old downtown Frankfort. It sits next to the Orlando Brown House and has a very storied past. This site is also open for Frankfort's... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 4, 2016
Donnie H
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016

Liberty Hall Historic Site is located in old downtown Frankfort. It sits next to the Orlando Brown House and has a very storied past. This site is also open for Frankfort's "Haunted Tour," since Liberty Hall is supposedly haunted by the ghost of the "Grey Lady." It seems she was visiting some friends and relatives, who were having an outside... More 

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Frankfort, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

The expansive grounds are a feast for the eyes. Formal flower beds and the nearby Kentucky River add to the charm of this colonial treasure. Original furnishings and a resident ghost make this a most interesting place to visit. LIberty Hall and it's sister house, the Orlando Brown house are owned by the National Society of the Colonial Dames who... More 

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Yelm, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2016

Great piece of history here. beautiful grounds, nice to walk around. learn history of the colonial era and historic homes.

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Frankfort, Kentucky
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

Great traditional fourth of july celebration and looks fabulous decorated for the holidays. Limited parking available.

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Frankfort, Kentucky
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015

My husband took me for a walk around the gardens here when we had just started dating... it was then I fell in love and thought/hoped he would propose to me here... alas, he proposed elsewhere. However, this is a great venue for small outdoor weddings, photos, or romantic walks through the garden! I wish I had photos from our... More 

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Bellevue, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015

We had toured the gardens on our previous visit to Frankfort, and returned for the house tour. The docent/guide was excellent, knowledgeable and articulate, and the tour was interesting and fun. We particularly liked seeing the library and hearing about the on-going job of cataloging the books.

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Dunedin, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015

Really loved this tour and the stories attached to this house that stayed in the family for generations. Tour includes two sites and the gardens. Hub of a family working hard to abolish slavery, a love story, and the death of several children in a town barely 600 people strong.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

BEAUTIFUL beyond words!!!!!! I am in love with history so was very overwhelmed by this building and its history.

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Rio Grande, Ohio
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

If you like history, you will like this historical site. It can be traced back to General James Wilkinson who laid out the town of Frankfort. Ultimately the home passed to Senator John Brown. The period furnishings are relevant of the time period. Next door to Liberty Hall is the Orlando Brown (son) House constructed in the Greek Revival style.

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libertyhall, Public Relations Manager at Liberty Hall Historic Site, responded to this review

We're so happy you enjoyed your visit with us. Just a point of clarification though. The house was built by Senator John Brown for his family beginning in 1792, and was finished by 1796. More 

Frankfort, Kentucky
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

The best way to visit Liberty Hall is with a tour led by one of our historians. The tour leader can show you all the ins and outs of the site. You hear the stories of Civil War raids where the house was fired upon, and so much more. It is very inexpensive...Just $3 to tour the site and learn... More 

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