Kentucky Tourism

William Whitley House Stanford, KY


William Whitley House State Historic Site
625 William Whitley Rd.
Stanford, KY 40484
Park Manager: Jerry Raisor (State Curator)
PlaygroundsUnique AttractionWildlife Viewing

CALL: 606-355-2881 The William Whitley House, also known as Sportsman's Hill, stands today as a monument to pioneer ingenuity and resourcefulness.

It was the first brick home and circular racetrack built west of the Alleghany Mountains, completed in 1794 by William Whitley and his wife Esther. Dubbed the "Guardian of Wilderness Road," the house was a gathering spot for early Kentuckians, including George Rogers Clark and Daniel Boone.

Hours of Operation

The grounds are open beginning April 1 (playground, shelter rental, and restrooms only) and access to the Sportsman’s Hill Walking Loop Trail is open year-round.

*The William Whitley Home is available for Group Tours only beginning April 1; call the Park and leave a message.  Or, call Jerry Raisor at Phone: (502)892-3339

The Park opens for regular guests for the Summer Season beginning May 16 for Thursday, Friday, and Saturday only.  However, if the weekend falls upon a Holiday Weekend, the Park will be
Open on the Sunday and Monday too.

Admission for the summer is:
$6.00 Adults
Children $4.00
Senior Citizen $5.00
Group rate is $1.00 off admission price.