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The Hunt-Morgan House, Lexington

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4.4/5 based on 35 reviews on the web
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 fa├žade. 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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  • Lincoln's Lexington Walking Tour is a great way to spend the day while in Lexington and the Hunt-Morgan House is a must-see stop along the way. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and shared many in...  read more »
  • Great house that was one of the first in the area built. Interesting family history. Not as much civil war information on Gen. Morgan but there were some artifacts from his soldiers that rode with him...  read more »
  • Lovely house in downtown Lexington. Worth seeing but I sometimes wish you didn't have to take the full tour to go in. If you're interested in history or architecture, it's worth going. Small children ...  read more »
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