Richmond – Rich in History

Richmond, founded in 1798, is full of history from the pioneer settlers, to the Civil War and beyond.  With such a rich history, and a thriving restaurant and retail scene, Richmond has long been a magnet for visitors.

When thinking of Kentucky History, most of the notable characters have called Richmond their home.  We are blessed to be the home of two State Parks, White Hall Historic Site and Fort Boonesborough, and second-largest Civil War Battlefield.  Richmond is a town that history truly does come alive.

Conveniently located on I-75 minutes south of Lexington in Kentucky’s fabled Bluegrass Region.  Explore the full-scale fort of pioneer legend Daniel Boone–Fort Boonesborough State Park.  Visit White Hall State Historic House, a 44-room Italianate mansion that was home to Cassius Clay, the namesake for Muhammed Ali.  Enjoy championship Gibson Bay Golf Course.  Tour the Civil War Battle of Richmond, part of the Civil War Trust National Discovery Trail and the Kentucky Civil War Heritage Trail.   Enjoy our spirits at Chenault Vineyards or Dreaming Creek Brewery.  See Hummel Planetarium, ride historic Valley View Ferry, take a walking tour, and shop beautiful Historic Downtown Richmond!