Kentucky Tourism

William Whitley House Things To Do

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Gift Shop

The house gift shop features an assortment of books on local and state history, souvenirs for the kids, Kentucky handcrafts, and Kentucky Proud food items.


Sportsman’s Hill Trail is .06 miles, and 6 panels along the way educate hikers about the beginning of horse racing in Kentucky. The Emperor’s Nature Trail is a 1.5-mile trail that offers encounters with quail, other birds, and wildlife.


Bring your picnic lunches to enjoy the site's 10 acres with two picnic shelters and a playground. Shelters can be rented for special functions. Open seasonally.


The House Museum is furnished with original pieces from the period. A tour guide will share the history of the house and the Whitley family. Call for date and times.