Take a journey into the first years of our capital’s
settlement by exploring the home of John Brown, one of
Kentucky’s first United States senators and a delegate to
the Continental Congress, and his wife,
Margaretta Mason Brown, an advocate for women’s education and
opponent of slavery. Students will learn about the lives of the
Brown family and their role in developing Kentucky.
Maximum group size is 50
Tour length is
approximately one hour
Cost is $2.00 per child; one adult with every 10 children is free,
then $3.00 per adult
Margaretta Mason Brown, a leader in education and religion in
Kentucky, brings her traveling trunk to your school. In an
intimate setting, Margaretta speaks about her early life in New
York and her life in Kentucky during the first half of the 19th
century. She focuses on topics of social history, religion,
education, childhood, and issues facing women. Program topics
teach 4th grade curriculum. Program includes
take homes for students.
Recommended group size 1-2 classes (up to 50 students)
Program length is approximately 50 minutes
Cost is $50.00 per day; Margaretta can visit up to three
classrooms at one school during the day
To schedule a program, contact Jennifer Koach by
email or at 502-227-2560.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is there bus parking?
Bus drivers can drop students off in front of Liberty Hall and
then park along Wilkinson Street between Liberty Hall and the
Orlando Brown House. Buses can also park at Kentucky River View Park, located on Wilkinson Blvd.,
just two blocks east of Liberty Hall.
Can a group eat lunch at
Liberty Hall Historic Site?
Groups are welcome to eat lunch on the grounds before or after
their tour, weather permitting. We do not offer any indoor or
sheltered areas for lunches; however groups may use the cover at the
adjacent Ward Oates Amphitheater if it is not being used. We are happy to keep your lunch
coolers inside the house during your tour; please let us know in
advance if you would like us to hold your lunches.
Are the gardens
included in the school tour program?Does the tour of Liberty Hall
Historic Site include any other Frankfort historical sites?
The gardens are not included in the guided tour of the site;
however, you are welcome to take your class through the gardens.
Please ask us for a garden brochure to guide you on your walk.
We do ask that
teachers/chaperones keep a close watch on students, as the grounds
are large and the property backs up to the Kentucky River.
The tour includes Liberty Hall and the Orlando Brown House.
If you are interested in visiting other sites in Frankfort before or after your trip to
Liberty Hall, please let us know as you are booking your visit and
we can provide contact information for those sites.
For information on
regular tours, office hours, and directions, please visit the
Your Visit page.
Hall Historic Site
Frankfort, KY 40601
or toll-free 888-516-5101