Experience Frankfort with both guided and self-guided tours, for every interest and ability. Frankfort is Kentucky Distilled, delivering everything for which Kentucky is known – our rich history, natural beauty, world-famous bourbons, and artistic excellence.

Bourbon Tours

Bourbon & History Walking Tour

Join Colonel E. H. Taylor Jr. for a 60-minute guided walking tour in historic downtown Frankfort. Learn about Frankfort’s spirited bourbon history. Reservations required. April – October. 16 years and over.

Rebecca Ruth Candy Factory

Come see where the original bourbon ball candy was invented. Watch them being made on this 30-minute, guided tour.

Buffalo Trace Distillery

The historic Buffalo Trace Distillery has earned its place of leadership among the legendary spirits makers of the world. Free tours and tastings offered daily.

Castle & Key Distillery

A beautifully restored distillery that is re-imagining how Kentucky spirits are presented to the world. Distillery tours offered Thursday through Sunday.

Glenns Creek Distilling

Glenns Creek Distillery is the result of an extensively researched restoration and preservation of the great buildings of The Old Crow Distillery. Tours and tastings offered daily.

Three Boys Farm Distillery

Located on a 127-acre working farm in rural Franklin County, Three Boys Farm Distillery grows their own corn and other grains for their pot-still single distillation process. Tour the still house and sample bourbons straight from the barrel.

River Tours

Kentucky River Tours

Catch the Bourbon Boat! The only water-based bourbon history tour in the U.S. See why the early whiskey distillers so loved the Kentucky River that they built their fortunes on its banks. Reservations required.

Bourbon Paddle Tours

A guided paddle down the Kentucky River through Lock 4 with a stop and tour and tasting at Buffalo Trace Distillery. Lunch included.

Art Tours

Frankfort Public Art Tour

Explore Frankfort’s Public Art at your own pace on any device. You can walk or drive the tour in Frankfort – or explore virtually from anywhere. Tour includes sculpture, murals, and architectural works.

Daddylonglegs sculpture

Downtown ArtWalk

Self-guided tour of downtown murals and sculptures. Brochure available at the Frankfort Visitor Center, 300 Saint Clair St., Suite 102.

Josephine Sculpture Park

Guided and self-guided tours offered at Kentucky’s only outdoor sculpture park. Explore more than 70 works of art on 30 acres of native meadows.

History Tours

Liberty Hall Historic Site

Explore urban life in early Kentucky with guided tours of the historic homes and extensive gardens on the Liberty Hall Historic Site. April – November.

Kentucky Historic Society

Self-guided tours of the Old State Capitol, the Kentucky Military History Museum, and the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History. Guided and group tours available – click here for more information..

Historic Frankfort

Self-guided walking tour of historic downtown Frankfort. Brochure and map available at the Frankfort Visitor Center, 300 Saint Clair St., Suite 102.

Capital City Museum

Explore over 200 years of politics, architecture, enterprise, and everyday life in Frankfort. Located across from the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History, the Capital city Museum is in the heart of downtown Frankfort. Tour on your own. Admission is free. Capital City Museum also offers free history and nature meet-ups at Leslie W. Morris Park on Fort Hill. Call Capital City Museum for more information.