Spirited Public Tours - Monday-Saturday, October 1-31 at 1:30 p.m.
Tis the season to be ghostly! In honor of Liberty Hall’s famous Gray Lady spirit, guided tours in October will highlight how the Browns responded to the deaths of family members from sickness, old age, and even murder. The formal parlor will be staged for a funeral and the bedroom will feature mourning accessories from the collection. Tours start at Liberty Hall, 218 Wilkinson. $8 adults/$6 seniors/$4 youth (6-18)/Free for children 5 and under.
Ghosts in the Garden Family Event - Saturday, October 26 at 4 - 6 p.m.
Celebrate Halloween at this FREE family event! Trick-or-treat at Froggy 104.9’s Treat Street Village and see Liberty Hall’s famous ghost, the Gray Lady. Listen to the hair-raising tunes provided by Froggy 104.9 as you trick-or-treat through our spooky gardens- decorated for the season!
After Hours - Goats at Liberty - Thursday, November 7 at 5 p.m.
Join us to learn about a new project that involves Liberty Hall, Kentucky State University, and goats! Kenneth Andries, KSU professor of animal science, will share plans to research the effectiveness of goats grazing on invasive plant species on the riverbank behind Liberty Hall. Previous research shows that grazing can contribute to the long-term control of invasive species like winter creeper and kudzu. Dr. Andries and his research team will work with KSU forester Richard Cristan to measure the effects of 10-12 goats grazing on plant species on the riverbank. The program is free, but reservations are encouraged by emailing us. Light refreshments provided; beer and wine for purchase.
Harvest Holiday Centerpiece Workshop - Saturday, November 23 at 10 a.m. - noon
Join floral artists Ashley Averell and Marcey Broderson and make a Thanksgiving arrangement for your home with greens from the Liberty Hall garden and fall vegetables. $25 fee includes materials and refreshments. Orlando Brown House. Reservations required; call (502) 227-2560.
Holiday Tea & Tours - Thursday, December 5 and Friday, December 6 at noon
Get in the holiday spirit with egg nog inspired by an old Frankfort recipe, a seasonal luncheon tea, and a holiday history open house at Liberty Hall. $30. Reservations required by November 27; call (502) 227-2560..
Public Tours - Monday - Saturday at 1:30 p.m.
Guided tours start at Liberty Hall, 218 Wilkinson St. at 1:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and last about an hour. $8 adults/$6 seniors/$4 youth (6-18)/Free for children 5 and under.
Slavery and the Liberty Hall Kitchen - Ongoing
New! This permanent exhibit illustrates how the enslaved people who worked in the 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. Accessed through a guided tour.
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.