Trip Planner:   USA  /  Kentucky  /  Paris  /  Shopping  /  Cane Ridge Meetinghouse

Cane Ridge Meetinghouse, Paris

(5/5 based on 20+ reviews on the web)
Cane Ridge, Kentucky, United States was the site, in 1801, of a large camp meeting that drew thousands of people and had a lasting influence as one of the landmark events of the Second Great Awakening, which took place largely in frontier areas of the United States. The event was led by eighteen Presbyterian ministers, but numerous Methodist and Baptist preachers also spoke and assisted. Many of the "spiritual exercises", such as glossolalia and ecstatic attendees, were exhibited that in the 20th century became more associated with the Pentecostal movement.Cane Ridge is located in Bourbon County, Kentucky near Paris. The ridge was named by the explorer Daniel Boone, who had noticed a form of bamboo growing there. The Cane Ridge building and grounds had many unusual aspects. The 1791 Cane Ridge Meeting House is believed to be the largest single-room log structure in North America. The burial ground contains an unmarked section that is among the largest in the country. A Christian church congregation met on the site for many years after the 1801 revival meeting, and the congregation's leaving the Presbyterian Church in 1804. Barton W. Stone was its minister and one of the leading ministers of the Christian Church. This place was so dear to him that at his request, several years after his death, his remains were reinterred there.
Cane Ridge Meetinghouse is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our custom trip planner, Paris Edition.
Source
map
Create a full Paris itinerary

Plan your trip to Paris

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans in Kentucky by other users

2 days in Kentucky BY A USER FROM CANADA May, popular PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 7 days in Corbin BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES March, kids, popular PREFERENCES: March, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 5 days in Kentucky BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 9 days in Owenton BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES April, culture, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: April, culture, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 21 days in United States BY A USER FROM GERMANY April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 9 days in Kentucky, Chicago & Denver BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 9 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, outdoors, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: June, outdoors, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Mammoth Cave National Park BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES April, popular PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 5 days in Kentucky BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES April, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 7 days in Tennessee & Kentucky BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES March, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: March, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 6 days in Kentucky BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, teens, popular PREFERENCES: June, teens ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 6 days in Kentucky BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans
Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • I had a little time to kill around Paris so found this place on line. Beautiful drive out into house country. Nice little museum, which was unexpected. The grounds are lovely, worth a walk around. The...  more »
  • My husband & I both are very interested in the histories of churches. While vacationing with some friends that had been here before, they recommended we stop here & tour the grounds of Cane Ridge Meet...  more »
  • This is an impressive preservation of history. The original building is now housed inside a larger building. It is worth the drive to get there. Enjoy the scenery en route. 
Google
  • So much history tucked away in this forgotten part of the Bluegrass. Read up and visit. Very kind host and beautiful grounds too
  • The place and the host were incredible. Most people around me do not know about this very historic place. We will go back and will bring a picnic.