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Hunt-Morgan House

201 N Mill St, Lexington, KY 40507
+1 859-253-0362
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Symmetry and history

This is the place to go if you like Federal style architecture and hearing about generations of... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Lisa D
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A window to the past

When I knew I would be in town for an antique car club convention, this place was tops on my list... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Tom K
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Hopemont, the Hunt-Morgan House, is a house museum that will be of interest to history, architecture, Civil War, and decorative arts enthusiasts. John Wesley Hunt, the first millionaire west of the Allegheny Mountains, constructed the Federal-style dwelling in 1814 for his urban residence. Henrietta Morgan, Hunt's daughter and mother of renowned Confederate general John Hunt Morgan, inherited the property in 1849. Hopemont features a collection of early Kentucky furniture, antique porcelain, and 19th-century paintings, which convey the status and tastes of the Hunt and Morgan families, who lived there from 1814 until 1891. Also on display are installations about hemp and the Civil War relative to Kentucky, Lexington, the Hunt and Morgan families, and the property itself. Hopemont also boasts a beautiful garden and a 19th-century carriage house.
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  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
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201 N Mill St, Lexington, KY 40507
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is the place to go if you like Federal style architecture and hearing about generations of family history. The hour long tour is fascinating and includes information about the house itself, its inhabitants, and the culture of the era. The Civil War artifacts on...More

Thank Lisa D
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When I knew I would be in town for an antique car club convention, this place was tops on my list of places to visit. I enjoy touring these types of old homes and getting a glimpse of life many years ago. My main reason...More

Thank Tom K
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Reviewed July 11, 2018

I enjoyed an entertaining, informative tour of the Hunt-Morgan house on July 11, 2018. Thanks to Betty (who led the tour) for the tour and for patiently answering my numerous questions. According to Betty (as well a brochure about the house and a historical marker...More

Thank James G
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Reviewed May 28, 2018

Having visited many historic homes, this was one we had not visited until yesterday when we were in Lexington. Our tour guide, Jackson, was excellent. The house is beautiful and the stories related by Jackson were very interesting. The civil war museum that is part...More

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Reviewed October 11, 2017

Enjoyed visiting the home and museum...interested in these peoples place in history, and here they were brought to life. Beautiful portraits from the period, personal stories about these people... and loved the Morgan's Raiders museum upstairs. My moms grandfather, my great grandfather was one of...More

Thank Sarah B
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Reviewed September 20, 2017

This 203 year old house is packed full of beautiful family heirlooms and the family has an interesting history connected to Francis Scott Key! The original owner, who built the home, left it to his longest surviving daughter. She in turn kept the house mostly...More

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Reviewed September 17, 2017

My friend and I had a very enjoyable tour through the Hunt-Morgan House. This beautiful home is located in the historical downtown district of Lexington. The home was built in the Federal style in 1814. Our tour guide was very sweet, personable and knowledgeable regarding...More

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Reviewed September 6, 2017

I've always wanted to tour this home and stopped in this summer when we had visitors from out of town to entertain. We were lucky and received a very personal tour, as we just happened to arrive about an hour and a half before it...More

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Reviewed September 3, 2017 via mobile

I very much enjoyed my visit to the Hunt-Morgan House! Our tour guide was thorough yet very engaging. The museum on the second floor was very interesting to see as well. I highly suggest the Hunt-Morgan house to anyone stopping at, or passing through Lexington.

Thank Kelsey P
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Reviewed July 8, 2017

This house is linked to so many interesting historical events in Kentucky, especially the Civil War. The docents really know their stuff and make history come alive.

Thank Elizabeth T
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Bayleif
December 16, 2017|
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Response from DiscTrav77 | Reviewed this property |
I visited all three of these homes this past September and I enjoyed them all, but if I could only tour one, I'd choose Ashland. The home of Henry Clay is surrounded by beautiful grounds & the home, built in the Federal... More
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Response from Rob O | Reviewed this property |
Yes there are several ways to park near the mansion. They have free parking in the driveway behind the house, pay lot across the street, and meter parking on the street.
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