School and Group Tours
Discover Revolutionary War and early Kentucky history with your group at the home of the "Paul Revere of the South." The Jack Jouett House Historic Site offers a variety of group tours from which to choose.
Jouett Family Historic House Tour
If you're new to the Jack Jouett House and the Jouett family's intriguing tale, this is a great introduction. Learn about Jack Jouett’s heroic Revolutionary War exploits and his subsequent life with his family in frontier Kentucky. The tour lasts approximately 1 hour.
Lasting approximately 1 hour, this special tour is designed for children between the ages of 6 and 11. You’ll hear the exciting story of Jack Jouett’s heroic Revolutionary War ride. As you tour his home you'll discover what life was like for children in the late 1700s and early 1800s in Kentucky. This tour provides a great introduction to the American Revolution, frontier Kentucky life, and early Kentucky art.
Slice of History Tours
Have you already taken our traditional historic house tour or, perhaps, are you interested in learning more about a particular topic? Either way, the Jack Jouett House Historic Site provides a great opportunity to delve a little deeper with our special "Slice of History" tours. Current offerings are described below.
~BRICKS AND STONES: The Architecture and Restoration of the Jack Jouett House~
(Photo from the Jim Curtis Collection, courtesy of the Woodford County Historical Society)
The story of the Jack Jouett House is as fascinating as that of its builder. Built circa 1797, its early Kentucky Federal-style architecture is a wonderful example of unadorned elegance and simplicity. Go behind-the-scenes and get an in-depth look at what makes the Jack Jouett House a rare and original treasure. Visitors will have the opportunity to view and learn about the structural elements of the house and their original construction. This tour also provides an examination of the house's 1970s restoration project, garnered from documents and from oral history interviews of original participants. The tour lasts approximately 75 minutes and is recommended for ages 14 and older. It includes a PowerPoint presentation of images from the Jim Curtis Collection (courtesy of the Woodford County Historical Society) showing before, during, and after photos of the house’s restoration.