Department of Parks
Three Historic Mansions Will Host Special Christmas Tours
FRANKFORT, Ky. – Three Kentucky State Park historic sites will continue the holiday tradition with tours during November and December.
My Old Kentucky Home State Park at Bardstown will hold its Christmas Candlelight Tours on Friday and Saturday Nov. 28-29, Dec. 5-6, and Dec. 12-13 from 5:30-8:30 p.m. each night.
Holly, pine and fruit garlands, magnolia and the glow of candlelight adorn the mansion in splendid 1800's fashion. Guides dressed in lavish 1850's attire, music, and traditional refreshments make your visit even more memorable. Admission is $5.50 for adults, $5 for seniors and $3.50 for children 6-12. Call 502-348-3502 for information.
The White Hall State Historic Site at Richmond will hold its Victorian Christmas Tours on Friday and Saturday Dec. 5-6 from 6-8 p.m. Musicians will perform holiday carols and costumed interpreters will be on hand to answer any questions as you stroll through the holiday bedecked rooms and learn about the Christmas customs celebrated today that were first made popular by the Victorians.
Homemade goodies and hot apple cider round off this wonderful family event. Admission for this event is $6 for adults and $3 for children, age 6-12; children 5 years and under are free. Group rates are available. Call 859-623-9178 for information.
Waveland State Historic Site in Lexington will host a special Christmas Candlelight event on Saturday and Sunday Dec. 6-7 and Dec. 13-14 from 6-9 p.m.
Christmas Candlelight is a self guided tour. Regular admission prices are $7 for adults, $6 for seniors and $4 for students of any age. For more information call Waveland State Historic Site at 859-272-3611. Waveland Historic Site is located 6 miles south of Main Street in Lexington off Nicholasville Road / US 27 at 225 Waveland Museum Road.
The Kentucky State Park System is composed of 53 state parks plus an interstate park shared with Virginia. The Department of Parks, an agency of the Tourism, Arts & Heritage Cabinet, operates 17 resort parks with lodges -- more than any other state. Each year, Kentucky parks draw 7 million visitors and contribute $317 million to the economy. For more information on Kentucky parks, visit our Web site at http://www.parks.ky.gov