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The First African Baptist Church and Parsonage is a well-preserved monument. It is sited on West Jefferson Avenue in Georgetown of Kentucky. The church structure is built in Gothic style of architecture. Initially, there existed twin doors for men and women to enter separately, although in the recent past, this has been replaced by a single door entrance in the presence of three lancet arches that enhance it beauty. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places on March 1, 1984.
The historic Cardome Centre is situated in Georgetown, Kentucky. James F. Robinson, the Kentucky governor at the time of the American Civil War resided at this property.The word "Cardome" derived from the Latin 'Cara Domas', means 'dear home'. The historic property is available on rent to host weddings, meetings and other events.
Established in 1978, Kentucky Horse Park aims at providing visitors with knowledge regarding horses. Multiple restaurants located on-site offer guests a refreshing break. International Museum of the Horse, American Saddlebred Museum, the memorial and sculpture park gives visitors deeper insight into the history and varieties of horses. Riding on horse-drawn carriages and ponies, make the educational tour around the park an interesting one. The park is also home to the popular Man O War memorial. Screening of equestrian films, horse racing and equestrian shows are regular features at this park. Check the website for varying hours of operation, differing admission prices and further information.
Located to the north east of Lexington, Mt. Horeb Archeological District preserves the Adena culture that once thrived here. The Adena people, who lived from 1000 BCE to 200 BCE, were renowned for their burial mounds, stone works and pottery. The earthworks by these native Americans, that are around 2000 years old, can be viewed here. The site is mostly used for archaeological research, and regular educational tours are conducted.
Spread over 659 acres of land, the Masterson Station Park functions as a green lung to the city of Lexington where families and friends can rent out spaces for picnics with barbecue grills, indoor toilets, volleyball courts and tables. An indoor horse-riding arena makes this park a great option for equestrian lovers who do not have to stray out of the main city. Dog-lovers too have a great time with their furry comrades who can frolic around the specially designated areas equipped with water hydrants and shady trees.
What was originally the Dixie Cup Plant has now become an unusual yet ordinary tourist attraction. This water tower was built in the shape of a Dixie Cup when this company had its office in the city. However, even after it got incorporated into the Georgia-Pacific Corporation, the water tower has remained. Authorities have refused to demolish it as it is known to be used by the city's airport as a reference point.
Kentucky is known for horse racing, thus, it is of no surprise that the Three Chimneys Farm in Lexington is such a popular equestrian farm. The farm was started by Mr and Mrs. Robert N.Clay, two famous horse lovers, whose dream was to start a farm together filled with these magnificent creatures. The Three Chimneys Farm offers tours for those who are interested in seeing how the stallions are bred in this well-maintained place. For further details, do visit their website.
The Ladies' Confederate Memorial is a monument of the civil war era which was erected in 1874. It is located in the Lexington Cemetery and a part of the Civil War Monuments of Kentucky. It has many elements and motifs that make the monument look beautiful. The monument displays grief, unlike other monuments which show patriotism. The monument seems to have inspired by a poem written by the American poet Abram Joseph Ryan.
In June 1775, William McConnell and his fellow frontier explorers camped at a natural spring in the wilderness of the Virginia territory known as Kentucky. In honor of a battle in Lexington, MA, the group named their future settlement "Lexington." This is a National Registered Historic Site.
This 1849 cemetery has a national reputation as an arboretum. Henry Clay, Gen. John Hunt Morgan, and Coach Adolph Rupp are among the people buried at this site.
Robert Todd moved his family, including the future wife of our 16th president, to this late-Georgian house in 1832. This is the first site in the U.S. dedicated to a First Lady.
Tours and gift shop hours are Monday through Friday at 3 p.m. and Saturday at 1 p.m. Tours can also be arranged by appointment. Reservations are requested for groups of 15 or more.