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Learn about the history of downtown Lexington, Kentucky as reflected in its historic commercial buildings, churches, and homes. Enjoy this 90-minute walking tour which includes the Opera House, Henry Clay's Law Office, the First Presbyterian Church...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Main St., Starbucks on the Corner of Main St. & Broadway, Lexington, KY 40507
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+1 859-321-5897
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Reviewed 4 September 2018 via mobile

My family and I visited Lexington over Labor Day weekend on a trip from North Carolina. We thoroughly enjoyed our visit, and the Lexington downtown walking tour with Carolyn Hackworth was a highlight of our trip! Lexington’s story from its original settlement in the late...More

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Carolyn H, Owner at Historic Downtown Walking Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 6 September 2018

Stuart, thank you so much for your kind words. It was a true pleasure to provide a walking tour for you and your family. It is especially fun to have young people like your delightful sons participate in a look at the history of the...More

Reviewed 21 August 2018 via mobile

My guide, Carolyn was a true professional. She lives in the historic Gratz Park neighborhood and has a firm understanding of the history of Lexington, KY. Her enthusiasm and congeniality made the tour absolutely enjoyable and enlightening. I came away from the tour with a...More

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Carolyn H, Owner at Historic Downtown Walking Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 6 September 2018

Gene, I thoroughly enjoyed sharing our historic neighborhood with you. You were a great participant, which made it especially fun to be your guide! Thank you for your kind words.

Reviewed 4 September 2017

I have brought visiting friends on this tour three times. Each time, Carolyn Hackworth mesmerized us with her vast knowledge and her enjoyment in sharing it. She obviously loves the neighborhood for good reason. The history is fascinating, as is the architecture! Carolyn covers a...More

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Carolyn H, Owner at Historic Downtown Walking Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 5 September 2017

It was great fun meeting your guests and sharing some of Lexington's history with them. It was indeed my pleasure! Thanks for your positive review.

Reviewed 11 August 2017

My wife and I visited Lexington and loved our time there. Most folks head to Kentucky for the Bourbon Trail, Churchill Downs, and that's about it. Don't make the same mistake! Lexington has a rich history and it's on display throughout the "Historic Downtown Walking...More

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Carolyn H, Owner at Historic Downtown Walking Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 27 August 2017

It was definitely my pleasure to share our historic neighborhood with you and your lovely wife. Thanks for your kind words.

Reviewed 8 August 2017

This is an exceptional tour of an important historic area in downtown Lexington, KY. Carolyn Hackworth is an informed and gracious guide and she touches on various aspects of the evolving times in and around Gratz Park as well and the architectural elements represented in...More

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Carolyn H, Owner at Historic Downtown Walking Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 27 August 2017

Thanks for your kind words. I really enjoyed meeting your guests and sharing our historic neighborhood with them.

Reviewed 8 August 2017

This is an exceptional tour of an important historic area in downtown Lexington, KY. Carolyn Hackworth is an informed and gracious guide and she touches on various aspects of the evolving times in and around Gratz Park as well and the architectural elements represented in...More

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Reviewed 7 August 2017

When our original plans to visit a friend in Winchester, Kentucky went awry we found ourselves in Lexington wondering what to do for a week before travelling on to Chicago. We made contact with Carolyn and thoroughly enjoyed her Historic Downtown Walking Tour. She was...More

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Carolyn H, Owner at Historic Downtown Walking Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 27 August 2017

What a pleasure it was to have such delightful guests from Australia! I was so pleased to be able to share both our historic neighborhood and the Hunt-Morgan House with you two.

Reviewed 5 August 2017

Carolyn was nice enough to schedule a private tour for a small group of us. She has great knowledge of Lexington History and architecture. Fun way to start your exploration of the area. It's not all bourbon drinking and horse racing!

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Carolyn H, Owner at Historic Downtown Walking Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 27 August 2017

It was my pleasure to share our historic neighborhood with you and to meet your delightful Lexington friend. So glad we could arrange a time that worked for everyone. Thanks for your kind words.

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