Public Tours: Monday - Saturday at 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.
Guided tours start at Liberty Hall, 218 Wilkinson St. at 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and last about an hour. $9 adults/$7 seniors/$4 youth (6-18)/Free for children 5 and under. Tickets must be pre-purchased. Purchase tickets.
Women's History Month Exhibit, "Ahead of Their Time: Acts of Resistance Among Centuries of Brown Family Women" -March 2023
Liberty Hall Historic Site is excited to announce the opening of our Women's History Month Exhibit, "Ahead of Their Time: Acts of Resistance Among Centuries of Brown Family Women". Available for a limited time with our regular tour price during the Month of March, this exhibit explores how centuries of Brown women stepped outside of traditional gender roles and shaped their lives through bold decisions.
Featuring: Margaretta Mason Brown, Mary Yoder Brown Scott, Margaretta Barret Brown, Mary Mason “Mame” Scott, and Margaret Brown Wise, examine curated biographies, artifacts, photographs, and archival materials that highlight the Brown family women and their individual contributions towards women’s equality.
Our Annual Fundraising Event Benefitting Mothers' Garden -March 1st-May 8th
"Mothers, much like gardens, hold the knowledge of the past inside the seeds of the future."
Mothers' Garden sits between the Orlando Brown House and Liberty Hall, and it serves as a special garden that offers our community the opportunity to honor their mothers and grandmothers through spring ephemerals, ferns, and other woodland species planted in their name.
For a minimum $25 donation, each honoree receives a plant in their name at Liberty Hall and a Mothers' Day card with seeds from our historic garden. Together, we share a legacy of beauty, love, and remembrance for all to experience through the greatest of all, Mother Earth. We invite you to visit our garden throughout the season for photos, moments of reflection, or sharing with your families.
To purchase, go here and click on the box that says "Mothers' Garden." It will ask how many donations you would like to make and where to send the card. Should your donation be In Memory Of and you do not wish for us to send a card, please denote within the field provided. In order to receive a card, donations must be made by Sunday, May 8th, 2023.
Nature Journal Club - Monthly - Ongoing
Nature Journaling is the practice of observing nature and recording your observations through writing and drawing. Come to Liberty Hall's historic gardens for an hour or two with like-minded individuals - learn new things and gain some new skills!
Nature Journal Club meets on second Wednesday each month within Liberty Hall Gardens, weather permitting.
Slavery and the Liberty Hall Kitchen - Ongoing
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.