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Hunt-Morgan House

201 North Mill Street, Lexington, KY 40507, USA

Built in 1814 for John Wesley Hunt, possibly the first millionaire west of the Alleghenies, this outstanding example of regional Federal architecture is interpreted as an urban antebellum (1814-40) dwelling set in historic Gratz Park, where Civil War divisions among neighbors are dramatically pointed out. It was the family home of Gen. John Hunt Morgan, "Thunderbolt of the Confederacy," and the birthplace of Nobel laureate Dr. Thomas Hunt Morgan, pioneer geneticist. Upon visiting, you can see family and period furnishings throughout and a delightful city garden. The Alexander T. Hunt Civil War Museum occupies several rooms.


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From I-75 take exit 113; turn right off the exit and continue until the road turns into Broadway; turn left on West Third Street and almost immediately right on Mill Street; the house is at the corner of Mill and Second Streets, with parking off Second Street.

Visitor Services

Public rest rooms, information, limited handicapped access, gift shop, museum. Facilities available for catered meetings and events; call or visit the website for more information.

Regular Events

October, ghost tours; December, candlelight tours.

Plan Your Visit

Admission Fee

Adults $7.00, students $4.00


Wednesday - Friday: 10:15AM -4:15PM, Saturday: 10:15AM - 3:15PM, Sunday: 1:15PM - 4:15PM



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