Walking Tours

Downtown Walking Tour

Russ Hatter's Downtown Walking Tour takes you back to the origins of Kentucky's capital city, flavored with tales of early historic personalities such as James Wilkinson, Lafayette, Aaron Burr, and Daniel Boone. Frankfort is literally an "architectural museum" displaying examples of Georgian design, Greek Revival, Gothic Revival, Italian Renaissance, and early 20th century Mixed Georgian. 

Reservations are required in advance at 502-696-9127 or email Russ Hatter. Fee is $5 per person, ages 12 and older. Tours start from the Capital City Museum, 325 Ann Street in downtown Frankfort.

Historic Walking Tour

Chuck Bogart's free hour-long Historic Walking Tours share the history of Frankfort's railroad days from its beginning to the present.

The tour dates are announced each spring. Call 502-227-2436 listed for current tour dates and to make reservations. The tour begins at the L&N Train Depot at 6:30 p.m. adjacent to the Capital City Museum.Parking is adjacent to the museum.

Kentucky River Park Walk Tour

Russ Kennedy's free Kentucky River Park Walk Tour highlights many historical moments of the Kentucky River. 

The tour leaves from the River View Park near the Farmers Market Pavilion at Wilkinson and Broadway. The tour lasts for an hour to 90 minutes. Call 502-803-0242 to make a reservation.

Murder & Mayhem Tour

Russ Hatter's popular Murder and Mayhem Tour returns every Thursday night in October.

The tour starts at 7:30 p.m. from the Capital City Museum. Fee is $10 per person age 16 and over. Advance reservations required at 502-696-2197 or email Russ Hatter.

Self-Guided Tours of Historic Downtown Frankfort

Explore a self-guided walking tour of historic downtown Frankfort. 

Tour brochures are available at the Capital City Museum. Call 502-696-0607 for more information. Parking is adjacent to the museum at 325 Ann Street.