Old State Capitol & Public Grounds

old state capitol & public grounds photo

Location:

300 W. Broadway
Frankfort KY 40601

Delve into the politics and everyday life of the tumultuous 19th-century by touring this National Historic Landmark that served as Kentucky’s capitol.

The Old State Capitol building (1830-1910) was the setting for lively political debates as lawmakers grappled with such issues of the day as slavery and war. Today it is restored to the way it looked in the early 1850s and contains pieces original to that time. A young Gideon Shryock, the state’s first native-born professionally trained architect, designed this Greek Revival building. It is the third one to have served as Kentucky’s seat of government.

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