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Lovely visit on hot summer day.

About a five minute drive from Highway 150, one may follow signs to this old house. Lovingly... read more

Reviewed 15 July 2018
CEPPaulT
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West Virginia
A real Gem

Stacey the tour guide was so interesting. She was a mine of information about the house and the... read more

Reviewed 16 October 2017
MaryGregg
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Trafalgar, Indiana
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15 Jul 2018
“Lovely visit on hot summer day.”
15 Oct 2017
“A real Gem”
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Reviewed 15 July 2018

About a five minute drive from Highway 150, one may follow signs to this old house. Lovingly restored by the State of Kentucky, tours are available for a small fee. The history goes back to the late 18th century. The tour guide, Carol, was helpful...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank CEPPaulT
Reviewed 16 October 2017

Stacey the tour guide was so interesting. She was a mine of information about the house and the family who resided there. What an interesting couple William and Ester Whitley were incredible pioneers that is for sure. A really interesting place to visit well worth...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank MaryGregg
Reviewed 22 June 2017 via mobile

Our guide was thoroughly enjoyable in her sharing of the history of William Whitley and his family. This place is a gem.

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank anitac836
Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

Amazing local Historical site!! Favorite of local schools for field trips and family's for gatherings. Plenty of open area as well as a shelter for gathering the family to enjoy a great day of fellowship.

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank David B
Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

This is a remarkable old house about 12 miles south of Stanford, KY. It is a bit isolated considering there isn't any attractions, restaurants, etc. nearby. Nevertheless, this brick home was hand make in an era of no power tools in the wilderness. The attention...More

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank jgbtravels
Reviewed 7 May 2016

This place is worth the drive. The house restoration was well done. The woman who took us on the tour was very knowledgeable and witty. It was a pure delight talking to her about what was going on in Kentucky when the Whitley family lived...More

Date of experience: May 2016
Thank Jackie B
Reviewed 3 February 2016

Take a tour of the home, you will fell like the family is still there. After the tour, go to Past Time Café as it is the nearest restaurant.

Date of experience: September 2015
Thank JudyE0611
Reviewed 30 July 2015

William Whitley was actually my 5th great grandfather so a visit to his home was a must for me! However, if you enjoy visiting historic homes, you will also enjoy this state historic site immensely. It was not only the first brick home built west...More

Date of experience: July 2015
Thank biged00200
Reviewed 18 July 2015 via mobile

This small spot is worth an exploration into heart of Kentucky history. The Whitley family created a very unique and enduring piece of settlement history in this house. Friendly short tour of this home and nice grounds near Cedar Creek Lake (Stanford and Crab Orchard)...More

Date of experience: August 2014
Thank Calico4
Reviewed 26 July 2013

William Whitley House State Historic Site is a park in Crab Orchard, Kentucky. It features the home of Kentucky pioneer William Whitley and his wife, sharpshooter Esther Whitley. The home was built as a fortress against Indian attacks sometime between 1787 and 1794. The house...More

Date of experience: July 2013
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