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“Fabulous old home”

The Hunt-Morgan House
Ranked #35 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: Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities
Reviewed 4 September 2013

My fraternity hosted several events at the Hunt-Morgan. The staff was always very gracious and the location is beautiful. This would be a great place for any event less than 100 people. We truly enjoyed our times there.

Thank JRockTN
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Reviewed 31 July 2013 via mobile

Our favorite historical house tour thus far ☺ Haley was a wonderful tour guide. Super sweet and knowledgable. We enjoyed the flow of the tour & there are ZERO ropes! Unlike most historical homes, nothing is roped off. Beautiful home in the heart of downtown. Approximately 1 hour tour. Super tiny & cute gift shop in back. Keep small kids ("small kid" being 6 & under to me ☺) at home if they don't have patients/respect for a place like this

1  Thank K B
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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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