Old State Capitol

Old State Capitol Photo


300 W. Broadway
Frankfort KY 40601

Kentucky's Old State House is the third permanent capitol erected on Frankfort's old public square.  On January 12, 1827, the legislature voted to build a new state house as two previous structures on this site had burned.  The first in 1813 and the second in 1824.

The Old State House was constructed from 1827 to 1830 and was the first major work of native Kentuckian, Gideon Shryock.  The architectural style of the building is significant as it represents the introduction of the Greek Revival style into Kentucky and the pioneering west.

General Information
  • Guided Tours
  • Handicap Accessible
  • National Register of Historic Places