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Constitution Square Historic Site, Danville

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Constitution Square Historic Site is a 3acre park and open-air museum in Danville, Kentucky. From 1937 to 2012, it was a part of the Kentucky state park system and operated by the Kentucky Department of Parks. When dedicated in 1942, it was known as John G. Weisiger Memorial State Park, honoring the brother of Emma Weisiger, who donated the land for the park. Later, it was known as Constitution Square State Shrine and then Constitution Square State Historic Site. On March 6, 2012, the Department of Parks ceded control of the site to the county government of Boyle County, Kentucky, and its name was then changed to Constitution Square Historic Site.The park celebrates the early political history of the U.S. state of Kentucky. It features replicas of three buildings that stood on the original city square, including the courthouse that housed ten constitutional conventions between 1785 and 1792; these conventions ultimately led to Kentucky's separation from Virginia. It also includes the original building that housed the first U.S. post office west of the Allegheny Mountains and several other early 19th century buildings of historical import. The site comprises the majority of the Constitution Square Historic District which was added to the National Register of Historic Places on April 2, 1976. Among the annual events held at the site are the Great American Brass Band Festival and the Kentucky State Barbecue Festival.
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  • Enjoyed a beautiful afternoon here! Friends and I learned about Kentucky governors and legislature. Buildings looked authentic.  more »
  • Constitution Square Historic Site is a jewel in Danville, KY. You will find Grayson's Tavern dated back to 1785. This is where the Danville Political Society met to discuss Kentucky separating from Vi...  more »
  • It's a bunch of reconstructed buildings and relatively little to see. Did I mention no docents or guides? Do yourself a favor and go to the Ephraim McDowell House across the street instead. At least t...  more »
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  • This is a pretty, well-kept, enjoyable site, but it didn't have too much historical information on display. Regardless, I came during the Great American Brass Band Festival and had a blast; it's a great place for a small outdoor concert!
  • A very serene and beautiful park.
  • Love it!
  • A must place to visit and take in some Kentucky hustory
  • Nice park in the middle of town