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960 Interstate Drive
Winchester, KY 40391
Phone: (859) 737-3990
Fax: (859) 745-6296
The Gov. James A. Clark Mansion in Winchester, Kentucky is also known as Clark Mansion and Holly Rood. This historic mansion has been the residence of James Clark, the 12th Governor of Kentucky. The mansion was built using red bricks in Georgian and Federal style architecture and also features some vintage furniture. The mansion and its yard are open for tours as well as private events like weddings.
A visit to Fort Boonesborough provides a fascinating insight into the lives of the American men and women who shaped the history of the country, the Pioneers. The fort has been reconstructed in an authentic manner, and there are plenty of interesting activities, crafts, exhibitions and on site historians that help us understand the history and culture of the era in an engaging manner. Plenty of outdoor activities like boating, camping, canoeing, hiking, swimming and more make it a fun place to visit for history buffs and outdoor enthusiasts alike.
The Church of the Ascension is a lovely Gothic Revival style church built in 1878. The church has a long history, where it had to strive to keep itself functional. The church has come a long way since its inception. The peaceful interiors of the church are soothing and will definitely take you back in time.
Claiborne Farm includes vast greens set aside for the best race horses here in Kentucky. One of the oldest in the state, this renowned horse farm includes state of the art facilities for breeding and training champion horses. For more information, call ahead or check out their website.
Located in the heart of the Paris Cemetery, the Bourbon County Confederate Monument is a historic monument. This unique structure which resembles the chimney features the names of the warriors who lost their lives in the War. This monument is a great place to visit, one needs to tour the walking trail and visit the National Historic Place - The Paris Cemetery to view this monument which is also on the registers of the National historic Places.
Operated and controlled by the Lexington Ice Center and Sports Complex, this miniature Golf course is biblical in its theme. Having a tomb, this golf course has 3 courses, Old Testament, New Testament and Miracles, of 18 holes each. Each of these holes have illustrations of Noah's Ark, the plagues of Egypt, Daniel and the lion's den, among others. There are also little slabs engraved with Bible stories. Visitors here can enjoy their favorite game, and also listen to some Christian Rock music.
The monumental site of White Hall was constructed in the year 1798. It comprehensively encompasses a land cover of 13.6 acres (5.5 hectares). It stood as a home to the prominent Cassius Marcellus Clay, who was a politician, soldier and an anti-slavery newspaper publisher. The Hall is predominantly a 44-room mansion. The structure gracefully traces the Italianate and the Georgian styles of architecture. The site has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places in the year 1971.
Founded by an eminent American politician, Henry Clay, Ashland's beginnings date back to 1809, when it started out as a simple block house. By 1811, it expanded into a sprawling mansion with a surrounding garden, that occupied 600 acres (242.81 hectares) of land. The property was named after the Ash trees, that surrounded the place. Following Clay's death in 1852, Ashland has housed various occupants, and has been functioning as a historic house and museum since 1950. Visitors can enjoy tours of the magnificent mansion and take in its splendor. End your visit to Ashland, by enjoying a relaxed meal at Ginkgo Tree Cafe, located on site.
Downtown Lexington is a wonderful place to explore and has many historical structures all around it. Central Christian Church is affiliated with the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and was founded in 1816. Built on the remains of a former Masonic temple in 1894, this Richardsonian Romanesque edifice is one of the attractive churches in town. It was renovated in 1935 after a fire ravaged it. Their campus is spread across four acres (1.62 hectares), it features the the beautiful sanctuary, a prayer garden and many other buildings for various church activities. The exquisite stained glass windows depicting various Biblical scenes are enthralling. It was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1979.
Founded way back in 1780, making it the first university in Kentucky, the Transylavania University is located in Lexington. Literally meaning “across the woods”, a tribute to its location amongst dense forests, Transylvania offers 36 programs to its students. Having produced many leaders of America, the Old Morrison, located on the campus, is often frequented by many personalities of political importance.
Christ Church Cathedral was established in 1796 though the present structure was built in 1848 by Thomas Lewinski, a renowned Lexington architect. This magnificent Gothic Revival edifice is a dominating feature in Downtown Lexington's skyline and history. It was the first Episcopal congregation in town and is the oldest of its kind in the state. Its interiors are just as stately as its facade. Get impressed by stunning stained glass windows, buttresses, arches and the nave. It is the base of The Episcopal Diocese of Lexington. It is also renowned for its music and is a gallery space for religious art as well.
Well known as one of the most important structures of the 19th century was the Henry Clay's Law Office. Currently the structure is only one remaining of the few professional structures of the span. The one story office was built as a law office where as a young aspiring lawyer, Clay practised to become a successful lawyer. Today, the roof of the same structure has been removed to making it larger and is owned by thr First Presbyterian Church.