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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 us for a 60- minute guided walking tour in historic downtown Frankfort. Learn about Frankfort’s spirited bourbon history. Reservations required. May – October. 16 years and over. Tickets for scheduled tours are available for purchase until 24 hours before the scheduled date and time on our events page.

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.

Whiskey Thief Distilling Company

Located on the 127-acre Three Boys working farm in rural Franklin County, Whiskey Thief Distilling Company 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 or Bourbon Belle! The only water-based bourbon history tour in the Unites States! 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. Whether you plan to map out a path to view your favorites, prefer to amble about, or just experience Frankfort’s rich public art offerings online, we invite you to enjoy the stellar art our city has to offer. 

Daddylonglegs sculpture

Downtown ArtWalk (Self-Guided)

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

Public Art Walking Tour (Guided)

Visit Frankfort invites you to take a guided Public Art Walking Tour. Join guide, Terry Strickland for a 60-minute guided walking tour and learn about the artists, sculptures and murals that are within the downtown area. You will be entertained and informed as you see, touch and learn about our downtown public art program.

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.

Corner in Celebrities

This digital walking tour introduces you to one of Frankfort’s earliest neighborhoods, Corner in Celebrities, named for the early 20th Century publication by Franklin County native Alice E. Trabue.

E.H. Taylor Jr. Audio Tour

Listen to the voice of Colonel E. H. Taylor, Jr. on your smart phone as he tells the story of his rich life.

E. H. Taylor, Jr. (1830-1923), who lived and worked right here in Frankfort, is considered the Father of the Modern Bourbon Industry.