Georgetown, KY 40324
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Georgetown is the perfect location to discover genuine Kentucky treasures. Explore relics of Georgetown’s spirited past at Ward Hall. Uncover the religious origins of the Cardome Centre and St. Francis de Sales Mission. Everywhere you look, you’ll find Southern architecture, antiques and museum artifacts. Each location weaves a tale of history, mystery or cultural uniqueness. Treasures for the entire family; treasures you will find nowhere else.
Historic Georgetown, 10 miles north of Lexington off I-75, is where Kentucky bourbon whiskey was first produced. Royal Spring, still visible today at Royal Spring Park on West Main Street, provided the water for Baptist minister Rev. Elijah Craig's new mixture in 1789. It is Kentucky's largest spring-based public water system, serving some 7,000 customers. Also at the park is an authentic 1874 log cabin built by former slave Milton Leach. It is a mini-museum for local history (free, mid May-mid September, Tue-Sun 10-4, Water Street & West Main, 502-863-6201, cabin is not handicapped accessible).
A walking tour of downtown Georgetown offers a look at some of the city's outstanding residential and commercial architecture that includes over 200 buildings listed on the National Register of Historic Places.