Versailles, KY Tourist Attractions
Versailles (pop. 7,500) was established in 1792 and has streets lined with shady trees and Victorian homes.
Jouett House in Versailles is the 1798 home of Captain Jack Jouett. On the night of June 3-4, 1781, Captain Jack Jouett rode 40 miles through the backwoods of Virginia to warn Governor Thomas Jefferson and the legislature of the approach of 250 British troops under the command of Lieutenant-Colonel Banastre Tarleton. This heroic act saved the American Revolution by preventing the capture of its most important political leaders.The Jack Jouett House Historic Site homestead includes a 1780s frontier stone cabin, used as a kitchen by the Jouetts. The 1797 Federal-style brick cottage features a formal parlor, dining room and three bedrooms. The grounds, including the cemetery, are not part of the guided tour but guests are welcome to enjoy at their leisure.
Woodford County Historical Society Museum and Genealogical Library
The Woodford County Historical Museum in Versailles houses a collection of history and pre-history items, including Native American artifacts, Civil War memoribilia, a full-size one-horse Goddard buggy, items from everyday life used over the course of the late 18th century to the present, and more.
Nostalgia Station Toy and Train Museum
The Nostalgia Station Toy and Train Museum in Versailles is housed in a restored 1911 railroad station. Exhibits include a reproduction of a 1926 standard gauge Lionel store display as well as children's toys and railroad memorabilia.
Bluegrass Railroad Museum
The Bluegrass Railroad Museum in Versailles offers narrated train rides through the Bluegrass Region. The museum features railroad arts and artifacts.