Welcome to the Jack Jouett House

The Jack Jouett House 2024 season is here! Tours are by appointment only as the Jack Jouett House undergoes staffing changes, but we are making every effort to accommodate our guests and their needs. Guests can schedule a tour here.

Do you live in Woodford County but cannot drive on your own? Don’t worry! You can still visit the Jouett House by signing up for Woodford Wheels. Woodford Wheels is a low cost ride service that can take you anywhere around the area! Sign up here.

Large groups or those who wish to secure a specific time slot are welcome to schedule a tour by emailing info@jouetthouse.org. Don’t see your preferred time listed? Send an email to info@jouetthouse.org to schedule a tour with a staff member.

Jack Jouett’s Ride:

On the night of June 3-4, 1781, Captain John “Jack” Jouett, Jr. rode 40 miles through the backwoods of Virginia to warn Governor Thomas Jefferson and the Virginia legislature of the approach of 250 British troops.

Jack Jouett’s heroic act saved the American Revolution by preventing the capture of its most important political leaders.

Jouett migrated to the Bluegrass after the war, where he played an important role in the Kentucky statehood convention, served in the legislature, and became a prosperous planter and breeder of fine horses and cattle.

He and his wife Sally Robards reared twelve children, including renowned portrait painter Matthew Harris Jouett.

This rural homestead includes a 1780’s frontier stone cabin, used as a kitchen by the Jouetts. The 1797 Federal-style brick house features a formal parlor, a dining room, and three bedrooms. Period furnishings complement the rooms.

Trained docents provide tours on days of operation and by appointment.  Special tours are available.  

The Jack Jouett House Historic Site was recently featured on FOX 56 News