Lexington Attractions

Must See Bluegrass Historic Places

The Bluegrass region was the first part of Kentucky to be settled. Early on Lexington functioned as the gateway to the western frontier and soon developed into a mecca for economic, intellectual, and political activity. As a result Lexington gained the reputation of being the "Athens of the West.” The historic buildings and homes that remain today have stories to tell about the influential and fascinating people who not only helped build the city, but our nation as well.


  • Hunt-Morgan House

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    The Hunt-Morgan House built in the Federal style, 1814, has many beautiful architectural features, including the Palladian window with fan and sidelights.

  • Mary Todd Lincoln House

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    Mary Todd Lincoln House located in Lexington was built between 1803-06. This was family home of the Todd Family, and first lady and wife of the 16th President, Abraham Lincoln.

  • Henry Clay's Estate

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    The Ashland Estate was built in 1806 in the Federal style. It was the home of Henry Clay, one of Lexington's favorite patriot, horseman, attorney and statesman.

  • The Pope Villa

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    The Pope Villa was built between 1810-11, for Senator John and Eliza Pope. The designer was architect Benjamin Henry Latrobe, the founder of the American School of Architecture.