Best of the Bluegrass | Historic Homes & Estates

Kentucky is full of history and amazing historic homes & estates. Every one of these should be on your ‘bucket list’ to visit in Kentucky.

Have you been to see one of these stately history homes? Tell us about it. What are we missing? Comment below or email us as adventuresinlexington(at)gmail(dot)com and let us know about it.


There’s more than just a house here. Take a stroll around the grounds to enjoy the English garden and make sure to visit the peony gardens in May. The Henry Clay Estate hosts a lot of events throughout the year with the list topper their Christmas celebrations. After you’ve toured the house and strolled through the garden grab a snack or refreshing drink at the Gingko Tree Cafe which is located in the carriage house.

Bodley-Bullock House

This 1914 home was built for Lexington mayor Thomas Pindell.

Gratz Park Neighborhood

Check out the colorful Alexander Moore House and Peter Paul House. Their blue and pink color are sure to catch your eye.

Hunt Morgan House

Federal-style home built in 1814. Check out the early Kentucky furniture and the Alexander T. Hunt Civil War Museum which is housed inside.

Mary Todd Lincoln House

Ward Hall | Georgetown

Waveland State Historic Site

Guided tours are offered of this Antebellum house and introduces you to the history behind the family members and slaves that lived here during the 1850s. Tuesday Teas are offered and often sell out.