Downtown Frankfort by Trolley

Available Seasonally April- October


Begin your morning with breakfast at B’s Bakery for breakfast croissant or one of her signature donuts. Most of downtown parking is metered so either park in the free lot of the old Train Depot on Ann Street or be sure to drop enough coins for a full day of exploring!


Trolley cruising down Capital Ave

Board the Trolley at the corner of Ann St. and Broadway. First stop – The Capitol Building for a complimentary tour.  You may take either a guided tour or explore the beautiful and historic richness of this grand structure on your own.


The trolley will be passing by the Capitol now so we suggest boarding for a ride to Rebecca Ruth Candy Tours and Museum. Just $5 will get you in for a behind-the-scenes look at how these delicious chocolate candies are made, and the kids will leave with not only a sweet treat, but also a better understanding of a very brave and determined woman by the name of Ruth Hanly Booe.


You may now hop back on the trolley for a quick trip over the river.  Departing at the corner of Broadway and St Clair will allow for you to walk to several local restaurants, shops, museums, and Poor Richard’s Bookstore. Or ride on to Buffalo Trace Distillery  to enjoy lunch on site at the Firehouse Sandwich Shop followed by a tour and tasting.

Trolley parked outside a Buffalo Trace Warehouse


Alternate options for this tour would be a visit to or a ride to Riverview Park to board the Kentucky State University Thorobred or Kentucky River Tours bourbon boat.  But first, please check out the Frankfort Trolley for map, complete route information, as well as days/times of operations.   

Hours of operation and offerings change rapidly these days, so confirm details and options before you arrive. During the coronavirus pandemic, when visiting public places please wear a mask, keep your hands clean, and stand far enough away from other people that you’ll need to raise your bourbon glass in a toast rather than clink glasses.