Danville, Kentucky


There’s no better place to explore Kentucky’s rich history than Danville, the Commonwealth’s birthplace, where 10 constitutional conventions were held in the late 1700s to form the Union’s 15th state. Just a quick drive down the road in nearby Perryville, you can experience the Perryville Battlefield Historic Site, one of the most well-preserved battlefields in the country and the site of one of the most important Civil War battles fought in Kentucky. 

But you don’t have to be a history buff to have a blast around here. Visitors to Danville and Boyle County will discover a progressive community with a thriving arts and culinary scene. Enjoy a day at the new GLASS National Art Museum, summer stock theatre at Pioneer Playhouse and world-class productions at the Norton Center. Pair those with delectable meals at The Still, La Cosa Nostra and Copper & Oak for a trip you’ll never forget.

You’ll also find an abundance of unique locations in and around Danville, like the Great American Dollhouse Museum, Penn’s Store (dating back to 1850), as well as distillery experiences at Wilderness Trail Distillery, The Still at Blue Rook Distillery, and soon-to-open Luca Mariano Distillery that tie right in to a Kentucky Bourbon Trail guests’s itinerary.

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Enjoy a thriving arts, cultural & food scene, and explore Kentucky’s history in the birthplace of the Commonwealth.

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