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School and Group Tours

Discover Revolutionary War and early Kentucky history with your group at the home of the "Paul Revere of the South."  The Jack Jouett House Historic Site offers a variety of group tours from which to choose.

Group tours (8 or more persons) are offered by reservation only and generally at times when the Jack Jouett House Historic Site is not otherwise open to the public.  Call (859-873-7902) or e-mail ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ) for more information or to make a reservation.

  • Admission is free for Woodford County school groups, youth groups, and adult civic, religious, or family groups.  A Woodford County resident must make the reservation in order to qualify for free admission as a Woodford County group.  At least one chaperone per 8 children is required for groups under the age of 12.
  • Admission is $1.00 per student or youth under the age of 18 for non-Woodford County school groups and civic or religious youth groups.  Teachers and adult chaperones receive free admission.  At least one chaperone per 8 children is required for groups under the age of 12.
  • Admission is $3.00 per person for non-Woodford County adult groups.  Children under the age of 6 visiting with an adult group are admitted free, but each child must be accompanied by a paying adult.
  • Admission fees must be paid by cash, check, or money order.  Credit and debit cards cannot be accepted.

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Jouett Family Historic House Tour

If you're new to the Jack Jouett House and the Jouett family's intriguing tale, this is a great introduction.  Learn about Jack Jouett’s heroic Revolutionary War exploits and his subsequent life with his family in frontier Kentucky.  The tour lasts approximately 1 hour. 

Children's Tour 

Lasting approximately 1 hour, this special tour is designed for children between the ages of 6 and 11.  You’ll hear the exciting story of Jack Jouett’s heroic Revolutionary War ride.  As you tour his home you'll discover what life was like for children in the late 1700s and early 1800s in Kentucky.  This tour provides a great introduction to the American Revolution, frontier Kentucky life, and early Kentucky art.

Slice of History Tours

Have you already taken our traditional historic house tour or, perhaps, are you interested in learning more about a particular topic?  Either way, the Jack Jouett House Historic Site provides a great opportunity to delve a little deeper with our special "Slice of History" tours. Current offerings are described below.

 

~BRICKS AND STONES: The Architecture and Restoration of the Jack Jouett House~

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(Photo from the Jim Curtis Collection, courtesy of the Woodford County Historical Society)

The story of the Jack Jouett House is as fascinating as that of its builder.  Built circa 1797, its early Kentucky Federal-style architecture is a wonderful example of unadorned elegance and simplicity.  Go behind-the-scenes and get an in-depth look at what makes the Jack Jouett House a rare and original treasure.  Visitors will have the opportunity to view and learn about the structural elements of the house and their original construction.  This tour also provides an examination of the house's 1970s restoration project, garnered from documents and from oral history interviews of original participants.  The tour lasts approximately 75 minutes and is recommended for ages 14 and older.  It includes a PowerPoint presentation of images from the Jim Curtis Collection (courtesy of the Woodford County Historical Society) showing before, during, and after photos of the house’s restoration.