Frankfort, Ky. Friday, June 24

We decided to spend the day in Frankfort.  We stopped at an overlook on the way into town and had a great view of the State Capital Building.

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We then headed into town and stopped at the Visitor’s Center that was located in a restored Victorian house.  We were able to leave the car there and pick up the trolley.  We have found that taking these trollies is a great way to get the lay of the land and determine how we want to spend our day.

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The trolley took us on a tour of many of the historic homes.  Many of them from the early 1800’s and a few from the late 1700’s, almost all of them are currently occupied as private homes or businesses.

We decided to visit the Buffalo Trace Distillery.  We hadn’t planned to visit another distillery but after hearing some of the history from the trolley driver, we decided to try it.

This distillery has been in operation for over 200 years.  Some of the original buildings are still in use today.  They were 1 of only 4 distilleries that was allowed to operate during prohibition in order to produce bourbon and whisky for medicinal purposes.

 

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We were glad that we did this second tour as they provided so much more information than the previous distillery and they actually had a bourbon that we liked.  Everything from labels to bottling is done on site.

We took the trolley back to the car and then we headed to the Frankfort cemetery to view Daniel and Rebecca Boone’s gravesite.  We spent some time studying some of the old tombstones, dating back to the 1700’s.

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We headed over to the Governor’s Mansion to view the large floral clock that is on the grounds.

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We had hoped to tour Liberty Hall however they only do one tour a day and we had missed it.

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We stopped by Rebecca Ruth’s Chocolate Shop and bought some Bourbon Balls.  Rebecca Ruth is supposed to be the inventor of the Bourbon Ball.  We had sampled them during our distillery tours and decided we needed some.

We headed back to the RV park.   It had been a full day and other then the bourbon and chocolate tastings, we had not eaten so we put some steaks on the grill and called it a day.

 

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