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“EXCELLENT & INFORMATIVE TOUR - SO MUCH HISTORY”

The Hunt-Morgan House
Ranked #34 of 125 things to do in Lexington
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: The former home of General John Hunt Morgan now houses a second-floor Civil War museum.
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access
Reviewed 30 July 2013

Really enjoyed this tour and our guide was a young man with a wealth of knowledge on this home and the 1800's. Found out lots of additional facts and history of Lexington and how important it was during the 1800's. Highly recommend this tour and the gardens are beautiful along with other older homes in the area and lots of great places to eat that are near the home. Enjoy a nice brunch at one of the restaurants in the area then do the Sunday afternoon tour at 1 p.m. It's closed on Monday for sure, check your times before going. Enjoy!

1  Thank jmnteddyLakeCity_FL
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Reviewed 13 May 2013

A very sparsely furnished period house ("We have much more but this is what's on display."). Much of what is shown is not original, merely from the period and taken from elsewhere. Only parts of the house are available to be seen. At seven dollars for a 40 minute walk around a few rooms, this was a waste. There are a fair number of portraits hung in some rooms, but not a single one is identified -- you have to rely on your guide's memory.

Our tour guide, apparently a well-meaning volunteer, was not knowledgeable about many of the items to be seen ("I have no idea what that is; never noticed it before."). He had his carefully memorized spiel to deliver and was thrown for a bit of a loss every time he was asked a question that was not part of his routine.

Although it's billed as the Hunt-Morgan House, there was just one room with a few John Hunt Morgan memorabilia (poorly identified).

I was very disappointed in this visit.

4  Thank braumeister
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Reviewed 21 January 2013

Went on a cold dreary day to visit this house. The architecture is amazing. And its unbelievable the glass by the front doors is still intact. The tour guide was very knowledgable about the house and about the 1800s era (cherry furniture was considered "common" back then!). Loved the beautiful staircase and the small museum. The garden out back was pretty, and after the tour be sure to stop by and visit John Hunt Morgan's grave at the Lexington Cemetary nearby. I also recommend a stroll around Gratz park by the house as it is beautiful too (Just go in the daytime, though!) I don't think the house would be considered wheelchair or handicap friendly, as there are many steps to climb up and down.

2  Thank Cricketkitty
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Reviewed 15 December 2012

The Hunt-Morgan house is a great example of civil war archeticture in the historic district of Lexington. If you are lucky enough to be in Lexington when it is open as part of an evening "candlelight" tour it is a must see. For lovers of 1800's architecture and history it is a pleasant stop when in Lexington.

1  Thank PaulSnyder
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Reviewed 12 November 2012

Located in the Gratz park, a federal style house worth visiting. The tour guide is knowledgeable. The house was almost demolished to become a parking lot, good thing they preserve it. The house has a small garden to stroll after the tour. Free parking at the back of the house (no need to feed a parking meter on the street).

The whole area/neighborhood is fun to explore or take pictures. Many old homes, a park, and the Carnegie Center for Literacy across the street--nice building. Also visit Transylvania University, it has nice buildings on the campus. Lots of good old houses in this area!

1  Thank pooloo
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