Interested in History?
Want to Explore?
We love Frankfort, and we know you will, too. Take a look at all the things our lovely little town has to offer, then come and see us!
You're in luck. Nestled in the heart of Kentucky's historic state capital, Virginia's Place is within walking distance of over ten of Frankfort's attractions. Take a stroll along Riverview Trail, watch bourbon balls being made (yes, samples are available) at Rebecca Ruth Candy Factory, and take Frankfort’s Public Art tour. A short climb (or longer drive) is Fort Hill, where the local citizens defended Frankfort from the Confederates in 1862. Cruise the Kentucky River (arrangements through the Capital City Museum) on a boat tour. Rent a canoe from Canoe Kentucky to paddle on the Elkhorn Creek, or paddleboard at Riverview Park.
Like to Buy Local?
No problem. Downtown Frankfort has over 20 independent retail shops and galleries that sell local and regional art/craft, not to mention over 14 independent restaurants that offer a variety of local and regional fare. Visit the Woolery to purchase and learn about the fiber arts. Don’t miss a stop at Rick’s White Light Restaurant, which was featured on Diners, Drive-ins and Dives, and Capital Cellers has wine tastings every Thursday and Friday evening. Enjoy gourmet coffee or a hand crafted cocktail with your meal at the Kentucky Coffeetree Cafe. Completely Kentucky carries the work of over 600 Kentucky artists, and Poor Richard’s Books is an independent bookstore that specializes in local and regional authors.
We have it! The neighborhood has over 12 historical markers. The state Capitol, Governor’s Mansion and Floral Clock are only four blocks away. Just across the river are many other attractions, including the Kentucky History Center, a 167,000 square-foot museum and research facility. Liberty Hall and the Orlando Brown House are available for tours. Don’t miss the Frankfort City Museum and the Military History (old Arsenal) Museum. Daniel Boone's Grave, at Frankfort Cemetery, is a popular site for history buffs, and sports one of the best views of Frankfort.
We do. Within a short drive of all the major distilleries, Frankfort is the ideal location from which to take the Bourbon Trail Tour. In Frankfort and neighboring Woodford County you will find two of the best distilleries, Buffalo Trace and Woodford Reserve. Both sites feature fascinating tours about Bourbon making, bourbon tasting, and a unique selection of Bourbons and other Liquors, as well as fun items to purchase in their gift shops. At the end of your sightseeing day stop in at Bourbon on Main, Frankfort’s local bourbon bar and restaurant.