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E. H. Taylor, Jr. Audio Walking Tour now Available in Downtown Frankfort!

Frankfort, KY – The Frankfort / Franklin County Tourist and Convention Commission announces the launch of the E. H. Taylor Audio Walking Tour in downtown Frankfort.

This tour is a self-guided experience enabling visitors to learn about the history of Frankfort’s bourbon industry while strolling through our historic downtown area.

Listen to the voice of Colonel E. H. Taylor, Jr. on your smart phone as he tells the story of his life. E. H. Taylor, Jr. (1830-1923) is considered the Father of the Modern Bourbon Industry and he lived and worked in Frankfort, Kentucky. The rich history of his life’s work and his influence on the bourbon industry is entertaining and informative.

There are 6 stops on the tour, all within a six-block area. Simply scan the QR code on the sign at each stop and you will hear the Colonel tell his story. Look for signs on the sidewalk with this logo to take the tour!

Stop 1 – 300 St. Clair St. – Father of the Modern Bourbon Industry

Stop 2 – 306 Wapping St. – River, Bourbon & Fire

Stop 3 – 300 Washington St. – E. H. Taylor’s Home

Stop 4 – 240 St. Clair St. – Public Life & Politics

Stop 5 – 316 Ann St. – Taylorton & Agriculture

Stop 6 – 216 West Main St. – E. H. Taylor’s Hometown

Enjoy the tour with the legend himself!

The Tourist Commission is also offering guided Bourbon & History Walking Tours in Historic Downtown Frankfort beginning in June. Tours will be offered on Friday’s at 10 am and will run through October 2023. Tickets are $11 per person.

Local Historian Russ Kennedy portrays Col. Taylor, the father of the modern bourbon industry and will be your guide.  You will be entertained and informed as you learn about Frankfort’s rich and spirited bourbon history! The 45 to 60-minute guided walking tour in historic downtown is 1 mile in length and begins promptly at 10 am in front of the Frankfort Visitor Center, 300 St. Clair, Suite 102.

Sign up at For groups of 10 or more, please call 502-875-8687. Out of respect for everyone talking the tour, please, no pets.

The Frankfort / Franklin County Tourist and Convention Commission is a destination management organization whose mission is to promote Kentucky’s Capital City to visitors throughout the world.

For more information contact Robin Antenucci at 502-875-8687 or at [email protected].