Old State Capitol

300 W. Broadway St.
Frankfort, KY 40601- Map It
Phone: (502) 564-1792

AAA Editor Notes

Old State Capitol is at Broadway and Lewis sts. The Old State Capitol was the seat of government 1830-1910. Designed by Kentucky architect Gideon Shryock and built mostly of Kentucky River marble, a local limestone, the building marked the first use of Greek Revival architecture west of the Appalachians. A highlight of the building is a self-supporting stone circular stairway in the rotunda. The building has been restored to its 1850s appearance. Guided tours are available.
$4 (includes Kentucky Military History Museum and Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History); $3 (military veterans); $2 (ages 6-18).
Hours: Guided tours Tues.-Sat. at 10:30, noon and 1:30, mid-Mar. to mid-Dec.; otherwise varies rest of year. Closed major holidays. Phone ahead to confirm schedule. Allow 30 minutes minimum.