Whitley house, KentuckyWhitley house, Kentucky

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A little house and museum showing you how life was west from Allghany Mountains 3 centuries ago...

My experience, Explo description: 

The William Whitley House is also known as Sportsman’s Hill. This was the first brick house built west from the Allghany mountains...
At that time, the area was really not secure, but during the 1780s and the 1790s, the Whitleys however wanted to settle here.

My personal recommendations: 

Do not hesitate to ask for a guided tour. Usually there are not so many tourists and the house keeper will be happy to drive you around the museum to show you different details of the Whitley family life, including a gun that killed dozens of men...

How getting there: 

By car. William Whitley House is about 10 miles south of Stanford off US 150. Exit I-75 at US 150 or take US 27 south from Lexington to US 150 east.

A tip to sleep: 

Lexington is the closest big city.

Useful information: 
Open hours: 

From April 1 until Memorial Day : Tuesday thru Sunday, 9:00a.m. - 4:30p.m. (last tour at 4:30p.m.)
From Memorial Day until Labor Day : Monday thru Sunday, 9:00a.m. - 4:30p.m. (last tour at 4:30p.m.)
From Labor Day until November 1 : Tuesday thru Sunday, 9:00a.m. - 4:30p.m (last tour at 4:30p.m.)

Winter Hours (Weather Permitting)
November until April : Tuesday thru Friday, 10:00a.m. - 3:00p.m. (last tour at 2:30p.m.)
Closed Holidays November and December
Call for Holiday schedule (606-355-2881)
Additional hours by chance or appointment

Visit duration: 

1 big hour.

Entry fees: 

Need to pay an admission fee.


William Whitley State Historic Site
625 William Whitley Road
Stanford, KY 40484-9770