3060 Fieldstone Way
Lexington, KY 40513
Phone: (859) 296-4446
Fax: (859) 296-1404
The Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government Arboretum, or the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government Arboretum. The 100 acre (40 hectare) expanse of the garden is divided into various areas such as the Home Fruit and Nuts Garden, Herb Garden, Woody Plant Collection and much more. The garden is open to the public for free and also frequently organizes special programs for kids, priced at a low amount.
The Arboretum is one of the most spectacular gardens in the nation, boasting year-round color and plants. Everyone can enjoy year-round activities. The Arboretum was created in 1991 as a joint effort between the University of Kentucky and the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government.
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 beautiful Greek revival home was built in 1847 by Joseph Bryan, a grandnephew of Daniel Boone. Tours of Waveland focus on the Bryan family and life on a 19th-century Kentucky plantation.
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.
This historic home of the U.S. Senator was designed by Benjamin Henry Latrobe, the architect for the U.S. Capitol. It is one of the few remaining examples of his work.
Lexington is renowned as the "Horse Capital of the World." Downtown Lexington is the heart of the city and is a potpourri of culture, business and residential spaces. Check out historic homes like Ashland, the Henry Clay Estate, The Mary Todd Lincoln House, The Hunt-Morgan House, Waveland, Old Fayette County Courthouse and The Lexington Opera House. The Explorium of Lexington is a must visit when in town for everyone who is young at heart. Shoppers will be delighted at the Victorian Square, LaFayette Galleries, Heritage Antiques and The Shops at Lexington Center. Foodies will love Jefferson Street termed as the restaurant district. Historic Pleasant Green Missionary Baptist Church is among the oldest African-American churches in the nation. Town Branch Distillery is the pioneer distillery of the city and offers tours. The Downtown also hosts festivals and fairs such as the Festival Latino de Lexington and Woodland Arts Fair.
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.
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.
On the courthouse lawn of Lexington in Kentucky, is built the John C. Breckinridge Memorial. It was established in the year 1887. It honors the renowned John C. Breckinridge, who had served the Confederate Army and also contended with Abraham Lincoln in the 1860s election. Done successfully by the Henry Bonnard Bronze Company of New York, the pedestal is moreover made from granite while the statue has been created in bronze. With its elevated monumental significance, it was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on July 17, 1997.
The DAC is home to three organizations: LexArts, The Ann Tower Gallery, and the Actors Guild of Lexington. The first floor houses LexArts' box office, the black box theater, Alfalfa's Restaurant and the lower level of the Ann Tower Gallery. The second floor includes the City Gallery, rehearsal room and DAC administrative offices.
The monumental John Hunt Horgan Memorial is located at Lexington in Kentucky, and is established to honor the Confederate General John Hunt Morgan. This historic monument was constructed on October 18, 1911 by the United Daughters of Confederacy. The memorial is of John Hunt Morgan riding a stallion. Sculpted by renowned architect Pompero Coppini, it boasts of being the only monument of the American Civil War in the state which has a soldier on a horseback. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1997.