Events Calendar



Girl Scout Event: Flowers Badge Workshop - April 6, 2019

Junior Girl Scout troops in Kentucky’s Wilderness Road Council are invited to Liberty Hall to earn the “Flowers” badge.  Scouts will plant seeds, make a sachet inspired by a historic recipe, craft a pressed flower bookmark, and make a small arrangement to take home.  1-3:30 p.m.  Reservations required by contacting the Council at (800) 475-2621 or visiting






Barbara Hulette

 Bourbon & Browns - Saturday, April 27th, 2019 at 6 p.m.

Join us this spring for our annual fundraiser and enjoy some good food and good bourbon for a good cause!  Now in its seventh year, Bourbon & Browns has grossed nearly a quarter of a million dollars to support ongoing preservation and education at Liberty Hall Historic Site.  We are delighted to have Barbara Hulette (pictured left) as our honorary chair for this year's event.  Barbara is a widely recognized, respected and tireless volunteer known for her work in preserving many of Kentucky's treasures.  We greatly appreciate the time and talents she has contributed to Liberty Hall Historic Site, and the energy that she has brought to Bourbon & Browns year after year with her signature style, inspriation, and sphere of influence. The event will feature some of Kentucky’s finest bourbon paired with delectable appetizers and Kentucky Proud foods.  Guests will dance the night away under a garden tent to the sounds of The Swells.  This year's event coincides with the Kentucky Distilled Experience, an annual weekend jam-packed with bourbon-themed fun!

Interested in sponsoring this year's event? Click here for information about 2019 sponsorship levels, or click here for a sponsorship form.








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Liberty Hall is one of the featured stops in a wine-themed tour organized by Stone Fences Tours of Lexington.  After visiting First Vineyard, a winery on the Jessamine County site of America’s first commercial vineyard, participants will come to Liberty Hall.  Here they will sample desserts infused with fruit wine and brandy, sip claret punch, and hear about the Brown’s involvement in the 1799 vineyard and plans for making fruit-based beverages of their own.  $60 ticket price includes transportation, programs, and tastings.  Guests must be 21+ years of age.  Reservations required by contacting Stone Fences Tours.







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Your Obedient Servant: James Monroe's 1819 Presidential Tour of the Southern States - June 17-July 1, 2019

Prepared by museum studies students at the University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg, Virginia, this ten-panel traveling exhibit commemorates the bicentennial of President Monroe’s southern tour, highlighting his visits from Virginia south to North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, and Alabama, and west to Tennessee, Kentucky, and Indiana.  The James Monroe Museum and The Papers of James Monroe present the exhibit in partnership with American Evolution 1619-2019.  The exhibit will be viewable during the 1:30 daily tour of Liberty Hall.







Brown Bites Lecture Series: Dan Preston, Editor/James Monroe Papers, University of Mary Washington - June 27, 2019











Old-Fashioned Fourth of July - July 4, 2019

Come down to the Liberty Hall grounds and celebrate Independence Day at this FREE community event! With refreshments, historic lawn games, patriotic music and more, there's something for everyone in the family to enjoy!








Public Tours: Seven Days a Week, 1:30 p.m.

Please note, Liberty Hall will be closed to public tours on March 17, 2019.  

Guided tours start at Liberty Hall, 218 Wilkinson St. at 1:30 p.m., seven days a week. $6 adults/$3 youth (5-18)/Free for children 5 and under and for members.

The Kitchen at Liberty Hall

New for 2019, this permanent installation illustrates how the enslaved people who worked in the Liberty Hall kitchen combined hard labor and special skills to create meals for the Brown family.  Staged to interpret preparation of a breakfast served to President James Monroe in 1819, the kitchen reflects the Browns’ upper-class lifestyle—and the enslaved women and men who made it possible.  Images and interactive elements encourage visitors to explore the intersection of slavery and foodways in early 19th century Kentucky.  The exhibit is accessed only through a guided tour.







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Kentucky Made: Decorative Arts from the Liberty Hall Collection, Ongoing

Featuring some of the finest examples of Kentucky-made pieces from the Liberty Hall collection, this exhibit explores the social and cultural landscape of 19th-century Kentucky through  the work of silversmiths, weavers, furniture makers, and painters. Some of the artists represented include: Asa Blanchard, Matthew Harris Jouett, Oliver Frazer and Paul Sawyier. Located  on the 2nd floor of Liberty Hall; the exhibit is only viewed through a guided tour.