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The 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 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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  • If in Lexington this is an excellent historical building to visit. The Docents are very knowledgeable and the tour is quite interesting.  more »
  • This home is at one end of a beautiful park like setting with Transylvania University at the other end. Visit the home, stroll the garden and the area around the Hunt-Morgan House. You can purchase a ...  more »
  • 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...  more »
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  • 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!