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Jack Jouett House Historic Site

255 Craigs Creek Rd, Versailles, KY 40383-9649
+1 859-873-7902
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Take time to peruse the graveyard

Although I didn't have time to do the tour that's been highly recommended in other reviews, even a... read more

Reviewed 12 July 2017
Lisa D
via mobile
Worth the stop!

Our tour guide was a wealth of information. I had no idea there was a "Paul Revere of the South... read more

Reviewed 5 June 2017
tdelbruegge
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High Ridge, Missouri
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The Jack Jouett House Historic Site is a historic house museum owned and operated by the Woodford County Fiscal Court. It was the home of Captain John (Jack) Jouett, Jr., the Revolutionary War hero whose 40-mile ride through the backcountry of Virginia most likely saved American Independence. In Kentucky, Jack was a legislator, farmer, horse breeder, and distiller. Jack’s wife was Sally Robards Jouett. Their son, Matthew Harris Jouett (one of the 19th century’s most gifted and well-known portraitists), grew up in the home. The museum is open April through October on Fridays (noon-5), Saturdays (10-5), Sundays (1-5), and Mondays (10-noon) and by appointment all year. The frontier homestead includes a 1780’s stone cabin, used as a kitchen by the Jouetts, and a 1797 Federal-style brick house with parlor, dining room, and three bedrooms. The grounds feature a Colonial Herb Garden, a Native Tree Walk, and a Woodford County Quilt Trail quilt square.
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LOCATION
255 Craigs Creek Rd, Versailles, KY 40383-9649
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+1 859-873-7902
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Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

Although I didn't have time to do the tour that's been highly recommended in other reviews, even a brief stop at this small historic home warranted further exploration of the adjoining graveyard. It's a peaceful environment and you can look closely at the simple headstones....More

Thank Lisa D
Reviewed 5 June 2017

Our tour guide was a wealth of information. I had no idea there was a "Paul Revere of the South" but that is exactly what Jack Jouett was...go and hear the amazing story.

Thank tdelbruegge
Management response:Responded 7 June 2017

Thank you so much! I'm glad you enjoyed your visit!

Reviewed 3 May 2017

This is a little off the beaten path, but the path is a very pretty drive. Jack Jouett is the “Paul Revere of the South” having forewarned Thomas Jefferson and others of coming British. He moved to Kentucky and had a successful hemp plantation among...More

Thank PhoenixRobin
Management response:Responded 5 May 2017

We're so glad you enjoyed your trip! Thank you for the kind words.

Reviewed 14 April 2017

We love history and made a stop here on our trip to Kentucky. The kind lady who led us thru(a prior board member) was so kind and gave us some great history points about Jack Jouett and the house. The condition of this home is...More

1  Thank MJ S
Management response:Responded 22 April 2017

Thank you for your kind words! We're so glad you enjoyed your trip.

Reviewed 23 February 2017

If you are a history buff, this is for you. kids are old enough to appreciate their history. Lots t look at. the road lets you know that this was remote even today. Close to the Kentucky river and very hilly. An old church is...More

Thank Robert B
Reviewed 13 October 2016

What a neat spot! The house is that of the 'other' Paul Revere, the one who never had a poem about him go viral! Jouett made the same ride as Revere but through much more difficult conditions and under threat of capture. The house is...More

1  Thank Kyfarmgirl57
Reviewed 18 June 2016 via mobile

Stopped by to see the new plaque that was recently installed about the history of the place. I see no other reviews since I did one in March. Still a great place to stop and look around. Put it on your list when in Versailles!

1  Thank weekendwonder1
Reviewed 22 May 2016 via mobile

I was out with a friend of mine exploring. We turned down a road and there it was! We didn't know this small park existed , nor did we know the man. We visited with the park supervisor who was very friendly. The house is...More

2  Thank kentuckywild
Reviewed 23 April 2016 via mobile

The guided tours were closed but spent quite some time walking the grounds. Was surprised by the wonderful condition of the historic home. Will be coming back soon for a guided tour. Also the family cemetery was quite a surprise.

Thank 988krism
Reviewed 3 March 2016 via mobile

This place is a nice ride out into the country. We were back in the Versailles area and stopped by again. We lived across the street back in the 80's. We played around the property then and enjoyed the site. We knew the caretakers but...More

1  Thank weekendwonder1
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