Liberty Hall Historic Site consists of two historic houses—Liberty Hall and the Orlando Brown House—surrounded by four acres of lawns and gardens. Guests can see the houses on guided tours offered Monday-Saturday at 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Tours begin at the front door of Liberty Hall, located at 218 Wilkinson Street, and last about 60 minutes. Public tours are offered mid-March through mid-November. Please note: we close in the winter for public tours, we will reopen March 16, 2020.
The first part of the tour interprets the years 1801-1838. In first-floor rooms restored to the early decades of the 19th century, guests see the elegant lifestyle of Senator John Brown and his family. In the laundry and kitchen, they learn about the enslaved people who made that lifestyle possible. The second floor houses the Senator John Brown Library and Archives, a furniture exhibit, Kentucky Made, and the bedroom where the famous Gray Lady Ghost has been spotted. After touring Liberty Hall, guests are invited to walk next door to the Orlando Brown House, where furniture and portraits illustrate the family and descendants of writer and editor Orlando Brown.
Liberty Hall Historic Site is located on Wilkinson Street between Main and Wapping Streets in downtown Frankfort, Kentucky. For a map and driving directions click here.
$8 for adults (18+)
$6 for seniors (60+)
$4 for youth (6-18)
Free for children ages 5 and under
Free for National Society of Colonial Dames members and their families
Group tours must be scheduled at least two weeks in advance. Basic and specialty tours for adults and families are available for groups of 10 or more. To schedule a group tour, call (502) 227-2560.
Liberty Hall is not wheelchair accessible. To access the first floor, guests must climb 5 steps, and to access the laundry and restrooms, guests must descend 4 steps. The Orlando Brown House is equipped with a ramp and an accessible restroom.
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