Bluegrass history comes to life in Richmond, a place that Kentucky’s most notable figures have called home. Here, you can walk the same grounds Daniel Boone did at Fort Boonesborough, explore Civil War history at the second largest battle fought in the Commonwealth at the Battle of Richmond, and watch artisans recreate pioneer life one moment, then return to the present the next with comforts and amenities fit for the 21st-century traveler, including a junior Olympic-size swimming pool & waterslide, mini golf, gift shops, picnic shelters, paved nature trails, the Kentucky River Museum and more.
Spend some time exploring Richmond’s downtown, home to one of the state’s finest restored 19th Century commercial districts, more than 100 buildings on the National Register of Historic Place, and three National Registered Historic Districts. But historic charm is far from the city’s only lure. Bring your clubs and get ready to test your skills at the 18-hole, par-72 championship Gibson Bay Golf Course, ranked 4 1/2 stars by Golf Digest. Get up close and personal with a hands-on equine experience at Stepping Stone Ranch/Deer Run Staples. Make a day of shopping boutiques and antique stores, dine in locally-owned restaurants, and overnight in a luxurious circa 1880 Queen Anne residence.
Come live Kentucky history—not to mention beauty, culture and downright fun—with a getaway to Richmond, a town that welcomes visitors with open arms, southern charm and our region’s signature hospitality.