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Hunt-Morgan House, Lexington

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The Hunt–Morgan House, historically known as Hopemont, is a Federal style residence in Lexington, Kentucky built in 1814 by John Wesley Hunt, the first millionaire west of the Alleghenies. The house is included in the Gratz Park Historic District. The Alexander T. Hunt Civil War Museum is located on the second floor of the Hunt–Morgan House.Other notable people who resided at Hopemont include John Wesley Hunt's grandson, General John Hunt Morgan, a general in the Confederate Army. Dr. Thomas Hunt Morgan, the first Kentuckian to win the Nobel Prize, was born in the house in 1866. The House has many beautiful architectural features, including the Palladian window with fan and sidelights that grace its front façade. In 1955 the Blue Grass Trust for Historic Preservation was formed to save this home from impending demolition. The organization restored the home to its Federal appearance.The Hunt–Morgan House is located on the corner of Mill and Second Streets, at 201 N. Mill Street, in Lexington.
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  • July 8, 2017
    This house is linked to so many interesting historical events in Kentucky, especially the Civil War. The docents really know their stuff and make history come alive.  more »
  • June 5, 2017
    My husband and I had a nice tour of the Hunt Morgan House on June 3rd. Elle was the tour guide and we were the only ones touring at this time, which made it easy to ask questions and get more details ...  more »
  • June 3, 2017
    Temporarily Closed for renovations, but a beautiful short walk from the visitors center. There is an information brochure available near the front entrance, and a historical marker for more informatio...  more »
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  • September 16, 2016
    This historic home is a must to visit. It is also a beautiful event venue, one of our favorites to cater! The home is amazing, there is a private lot for out door use, and a formal garden that is breath taking. The remodel on the kitchen is a catering dream!
  • January 15, 2017
    No where, and I mean no where does it state you are closed in January. Even on google maps it is said you are open today. Why don't you update your information like it's the 21st century? Drove 2 hours to visit the home. Extremely disappointed

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