Department of Parks
William Whitley House To Host Historic Encampment Weekends
STANFORD, Ky. – The William Whitley House State Historic Site will host a series of historic encampment weekends every month May through October.
Interpreters will demonstrate what it was like to cook, sleep and survive on the frontier. Guests can walk among encampments and talk with the reenactors.
The encampment weekends are:
Time of event is each day. This event is free to the public, but admission will be charged for museum tours. The event will be canceled if it rains.
William Whitley, early Kentucky pioneer, patriot, legislator and poet, built the first brick home west of the Allegheny Mountains. The house, once known as the "Guardian of Wilderness Road," was a gathering spot for early Kentuckians, including George Rogers Clark and Daniel Boone. Now, the house serves as a museum, preserving artifacts from the Whitley family.
William Whitley House State Historic Site is located off U.S. 150, 10 miles east of Stanford. From interstate 75, exit at Mt. Vernon and go west on U.S. 150 for 22 miles. For more information, visit www.parks.ky.gov or call 1-606-355-2881.
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 Commerce 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