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cabins-inside-the-fortFort Boonesborogh

Fort Boonesborough was a frontier fort in Kentucky, founded by Daniel Boone and his men following their crossing of the Kentucky River on April 1, 1775.  The settlement they founded, known as Boonesborough, Kentucky, is Kentucky’s second oldest European-American settlement. The first form of representative government in Kentucky was held here in May of 1775. By that summer, Boonesborough consisted of 26 one-story log cabins and four blockhouses.[2]

The fort was the scene of much action during the western theater of the American Revolutionary War. In September 1778, the fort withstood an attack by American Indians in what would later be called “The Great Siege.”

Fort Boonesborough State Park
4375 Boonesboro Rd, Richmond, KY 40475
Phone: Main (859) 527-3131 Campground (859) 527-3454
Website:  http://www.fortboonesboroughlivinghistory.org/


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White Hall

White Hall State Historic Site is a 14-acre park in Richmond, Kentucky, southeast of Lexington. Its major feature is White Hall, the home of Kentucky legislator Cassius Marcellus Clay. The site became part of the park system in 1968.

Home of Cassius Marcellus Clay, fiery emancipationist, Publisher and U.S. Minister to Russia. This State historic Site features a 44-room Italianate mansion, shaded picnic areas, gift shop, outside slave quarters and cook buildings.  Nestled in rolling farmland, the home was built in the late 1700’s, with a major addition constructed in the 1860’s. The mansion, built in Georgian and Italianate styles, boasts nearly ten thousand square feet with modern innovations of the time such as central heating and indoor plumbing.

White Hall State Historic Site
500 White Hall Shrine Rd, Richmond, KY 40475
Phone: (859) 623-9178
Website: http://parks.ky.gov/parks/historicsites/white-hall/ 

 

battle_of_richmondBattlefield of Richmond

The Battle of Richmond Kentucky was fought on August 29 & 30, 1862, and was part of the Confederacy’s most concerted effort to capture the Commonwealth of Kentucky, its men and much needed material, for the Southern cause, as well as forcing the Union to retreat out of middle Tennessee and other key Confederate states.

Battle of Richmond Association
101 Battlefield Memorial Highway, Richmond, KY 40475
Phone:  859-624-0013
Website: www.battleofrichmond.org

 

irv8Irvinton House

Historic Irvinton House Museum is Richmond’s only local museum.  Exhibits include items from the community as well as Eastern Kentucky University’s J.T. Dorris Collection.  Features one of only seven remaining Revolutionary War uniforms.

The Irvinton House
345 Lancaster Avenue, Richmond KY
Phone: 800-866-3705
Website: www.richmondtourism

Welcome-Center-1Old Town of Berea KY … Where Arts Come Alive

Home to artist’s studios and galleries, this district is a great way to see artists at work. Visit and enjoy being part of the Art’s Alive of Berea.

3 Artist Circle, Berea KY
Phone: 800-598-5263
Website:

 

artisancenterArtisan Center

In this 25,000 sq. foot facility you can shop for Kentucky Products; experience Kentucky hospitality; explore Kentucky crafts & arts through special exhibits; learn about Kentucky artist and artisans: enjoy Kentucky cuisine; learn about other must-see places; and enjoy full rest stop services. There is plenty of on-site parking, including pull through spaces for buses and RVs.

Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea
200 Artisan Way, Berea, KY 40403
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firstfridayFirst Friday

A monthly celebration of Appalachian culture in the downtown Artisan Village district of Berea, KY! Where Art’s Alive! Join us on the first Friday of every month from 5-10pm for a family-friendly community block party! Featuring regional live music and performance art, handmade arts and crafts vendors, Kentucky Proud local foods, fire show, children’s activities and family fun atmosphere. A project of Village Troughworker-owned co-op restaurant.

Date: First Friday of the Month, from April to October @ 5-10pm
Location: Artisan Village district of Berea KY
Phone: 859.868.1211
Website:

 

COLLEGES

 

EKU ArtsCenter of Arts

The 2015/16 lineup includes concerts by music legends Vince Gill and The Beach Boys, the hottest special event from Broadway’s past season, The Illusionists, productions of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat and Video Games Live, and performances by opera superstar Kathleen Battle, actor Hal Holbrook, and Blue Man Group. You’ll love what you see!

EKU Center for the Arts
Eastern Kentucky University
1 Hall Drive, Richmond, KY 40475
Phone: 859.622.7469
Website:

EKU_SportsEKU Sports

fficial web site for intercollegiate athletics news, scores, schedules, rosters, and statistics from Total Sports.

Eastern Kentucky University Athletics
521 Lancaster Ave. Richmond, KY 40475
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BnewlogoBerea College

Berea College is a liberal arts work college in Berea (south of Lexington), in the U.S. state of Kentucky, founded in 1855. Berea College is distinctive among post-secondary institutions for providing free education to students and for having been the first college in the Southern United States to be coeducational and racially integrated.[3] Berea College charges no tuition; every admitted student, with the exception of transfer students, is provided the equivalent of a four-year, full-tuition scholarship (currently worth $83,600; $20,900 per year).

Berea College
Berea, KY 40404
(859) 985-3000
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student-crafts-on-theBerea College Square

Student Crafts on the Square (SCOTS as we have affectionately nicknamed it) is a fusion of everything for which Berea College Crafts stands. Located on  Main Street, right across from campus, SCOTS  exists to introduce folk to the faces behind our crafts while allowing them to browse the gallery. Our shelves exclusively feature student works from five disciplines: woodcraft, weaving, jewelry, pottery and broomcraft.

Student Crafts on the Square (SCOTS)
108 Main Street, Berea, KY 40404
Phone: 859-985-3963
Website:

Products on display at SCOTS may also be ordered through our online catalog
or by phone at 1-800-347-3892.

 

FARMER’S MARKETS

bfmlogosunnewBerea Farmer’s Market

At the Berea Farmers Market, you will find traditional kitchen garden varieties of fresh produce such as tomatoes, radishes, turnips, beets, onions, peppers, corn, beans, peas, squash, cabbage, greens, carrots and more.Additionally, look for chicken, beef, pork and eggs; seasonal fruits and berries; fresh cut and dried herbs; canned goods; fresh baked breads and sweets; organic and heirloom produce; wild and cultivated mushrooms; flours and grains (even popcorn); and starter plants and flowers.

311 N. Main St, Berea, KY 40403
Phone:
Website:

400dpiLogo-300x216Downtown Richmond Farmer’s Market

Come out and find the finest local purveyors and producers of local goods. You’ll feel good about being part of something bigger.

Downtown Richmond Farmers Market
North 1st Street, Richmond, KY 40475
Phone: 859-353-1104
Website:

Lexington Farmer’s Market

New LFM logoThe Lexington Farmers’ Market, as we are known to our customers, has developed into a five day per week market during the season. Our traditional outdoor season is mid-April until late November, but we operate YEAR ROUND at the 5/3 Bank Pavilion in Cheapside Park.

We currently have more than 75 members. Many of these farmers only come to the market during the season for their specialties, such as sweet corn or tomatoes, but others come year round with products such as meat, honey, and eggs or value added products like jams, breads, and sauces.

PO Box 553, Lexington, KY  40588
Phone: (859) 608-2655
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LOCAL TOURISM

TNLDowntown Richmond Association Events

Thursday Night Live:  Every Thursday evening in downtown Richmond, several of your favorite downtown businesses will be offering local deals, drink and food specials. There will also be FREE live music from area musicians throughout the evening at various businesses.   Jammin’ on Main is a Free concert on the Downtown Richmond Courthouse steps, with vendors and food trucks.  Third Thursday Downtown starts in 2016, and runs from April to October at 6:00-8:00pm with live music, activities for the kids, vendors, farmers’ market vendors, food trucks and food vendors, live acts and giveaways.

Location: Downtown Richmond, First Street (between Irvine Street and Main Street)
Phone: (859) 623-1000
Website:

 

Richmond KY Tourism

black-richtour-logo-4Where History … Arts … Sports … Culture … Education … Community … Fun Come Alive

Whether you’re just passing through or plan to stay awhile, whether you’re here with family or friends, whether you love history or nature, antiquing or golfing, shopping or stargazing, there’ll be something here to catch your fancy.

Richmond Tourism
345 Lancaster Avenue, Richmond, KY 40475
Phone: 859-626-8474 or 800-866-3705
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bereaBerea KY Tourism

Welcome to the Folk Arts and Crafts Capital of Kentucky! Often ranked among the top art communities in the entire United States, Berea is a city of diverse culture, art and open-minded expression.

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Phone: 859-986-2540 or 800-598-5263 (toll-free USA)
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Lexington KY Tourismvisit_lex_main_logo

When you are in the Horse Capital of the World, be sure to stop by and see us at our downtown Visitor Center, 401 West Main Street, in The Square. Look for the awning with the famous blue horse, Big Lex. We are open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Open Sunday afternoons from noon till 5 p.m. in the summer.) Speak with a Visitor Information Specialist, browse our informative brochures and maps, watch videos about the Bluegrass Region on one of five interactive screens and check out our Bourbon still and other memorabilia.

Lexington Visitors Center
401 West Main Street Ste. 104, Lexington, KY 40507
Phone: (800) 845-3959 or (859) 233-7299
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MCCCMadison County Community Calendar

At Richmond Tourism, we saw a need to organize and market upcoming community events for Madison County, KY. With several organizations maintaining and contributing their calendar of events, we can try to avoid conflicts, work together to share each other’s events, and keep the public informed.