3033 Bardstown Road, Louisville Kentucky 40205
This historic 14 room Federal-style home, once the center of the 19th century hemp plantation of John and Lucy Speed, interprets the plantation lifestyle from 1812 through the Civil War. Designed by Thomas Jefferson and completed in 1816 with slave labor, the house was host to Abraham Lincoln, a friend of Joshua Speed, during a three-week stay in 1841.
Daily guided tours showcase the home's period furnishings, octagonal rooms, a hidden stairway, blacksmith shop, and period garden. Most of the exceptional structure is original and remains in excellent condition, including the woodwork, glass, and brass. A summer kitchen, springhouse, apple orchard, and stone barn are also located on the 18-acre grounds. A remodeled carriage house can be rented for private events. Open daily.
Other History nearby:
(Bardstown) Bardstown Historical Museum
(Louisville) Cave Hill Cemetery
(Louisville) Col. Harland Sanders Museum
(Corydon) Corydon Capitol State Historic Site
(New Albany) Culbertson Mansion State Historic Site
(Louisville) Farmington Plantation
06/22 Coming to The Louisville area
Clay Alliance Spring Pottery Fair Cincinnati OH May4 The Clay Alliance Spring Pottery Fair is a combination of nearly 50 local clay artisans who exhibits and sells their unique ceramic creations.
Smokin' on the Water - BBQ Festival By The Lake Liberty IN May4-5 Arts, Crafts, and Antiques of all kinds are permitted and desired. Lawn Equipment, Golf Carts, Personal Mobility Devices, Home Healthcare Products, ATVs, RVs, Vehicles, Boats, Outdoor Cooking Equipment, and Sporting Goods are also permitted and desired.
Lotus World Music and Arts Festival Bloomington IN May10 The annual Lotus World Music and Arts Festival celebrates the diversity, beauty, and joy of music and arts from cultures around the world.
International Bar-B-Q Festival Owensboro KY May10-11 The Owensboro riverfront becomes a hub of activity when cooking teams gather to compete with their secret recipes for barbecue.
Historic Newburgh Wine, Art and Jazz Festival Newburgh IN May17-18 There will be non stop jazz, wonderful wines, great food, and the opportunity to browse and purchase local art. All of this overlooking the beautiful Ohio River at the Old Lock & Dam Park.
Stucky Music Festival Park City KY May17-18 It is a hard economic time and Stucky Musical Festival would like to remain a low cost event that gives both musicians and local companies a place to promote themselves, as well as sell their merchandise. Proceeds will go to growing this festival so that it can continue on and to a local charity that helps children have opportunity to participate in music and art.