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Old State Capitol

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Start at the History Center

Start at the History Center and hopefully you will get David for your guide. He was excellent and... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Bill L
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Old KY State Capital Tour

Roger gave a GREAT tour! Interesting stories and trivia, along with art and architectural features... read more

Reviewed 3 November 2018
alm4hope
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The Old Capitol is privvy to some of Kentucky's speckled history. Free guided and self-guided tours are available.
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300 W Broadway St, Frankfort, KY 40601-1980
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Start at the History Center and hopefully you will get David for your guide. He was excellent and showed us an amazing suspended staircase you have to see to believe.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Bill L
Reviewed 3 November 2018 via mobile

Roger gave a GREAT tour! Interesting stories and trivia, along with art and architectural features. Antidotes of historical figures were fascinating, and some rather humorous!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank alm4hope
Reviewed 17 October 2018

We had an excellent tour guide who was very informative & knowledgeable of Kentucky State History, and made the experience very enjoyable. This tour was included with the purchase of admission for the Thomas D Clark Center for Kentucky History (which is also a must...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 16 September 2018

Didn't get to go inside but enjoyed reading the plaques and walking around the outside. The pillars are massive.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank thebandteacher
Reviewed 16 September 2018

I stopped by the Frankfort Museum and was suggested I see a few local historical places so I went to the Kentucky Historical Society where I found out about a few tours available, one being the Old State Capitol so I jumped on it. The...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Dewayne P
Reviewed 22 August 2018

Buy one ticket and see this great structure along with the KY Military Museum and the state's history museum. Top attractions in Frankfort, unless you're there for the bourbon.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank waldentenn
Reviewed 20 August 2018

This place is full of history. Small when compared to the new capitol building but recently restored to as nearly original as can be determined. Some ongoing restoration. The guide presents an interesting account of the assassination of Governor William Justus Goebel who was shot...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank HaroldLVaughn
Reviewed 5 July 2018

I took an educational, entertaining guided tour of the Old Kentucky State Capitol Building on Wednesday, June 27, 2018. The building may only be visited via a guided tour. The guided tours begin with a walk to the Old State Capitol Building from the Thomas...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank James G
Reviewed 17 June 2018 via mobile

It was very nice to see this beautiful piece of history! The walking guided tour was great from the Kentucky museum! It was full of information and plenty of photo opportunities! Beautiful place to visit!

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Laura J
Reviewed 28 May 2018 via mobile

Could not go on a tour as I was there on a Sunday, but from the outside, you have to go. We were able to walk up to it and just be there.

Date of experience: May 2018
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Tour are included with your admission at the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky. History Tours available Tuesday-Saturday: 10:30 a.m., noon, 1:30 p.m. and 3 p.m. Tours start at the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky... More
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