Frankfort Itinerary

Frankfort, Kentucky, as the state capital, offers a blend of government attractions, rich history, art, and bourbon-related activities.

Here’s a simple itinerary to explore these facets:

Frankfort – The Historic Heartbeat of Kentucky

Breakfast at a Local Café. Start your day with a delicious breakfast at a local café. Consider Kentucky Coffeetree Cafe at 235 W Broadway Street, Frankfort, KY 40601. Choose from both eclectic and traditional menu items, freshly brewed coffee, and even grab-to-go items for convenience!

Kentucky State Capitol. Start your day with a visit to the Kentucky State Capitol located at 700 Capitol Ave, Frankfort, KY 40601. Take a guided tour of the Capitol building to learn about its history, architecture, and the state’s government. After your visit to the State Capitol, don’t overlook Daniel Boone’s Grave located in the historic Frankfort Cemetery at 215 E. Main St., Frankfort, KY 40601. Daniel and Rebecca Boone, his wife, were the first to be laid to rest in the cemetery. Since that time thousands of Frankfort’s citizens have joined them including many famous Kentuckians – from Governors and soldiers, statesmen and business owners.


Downtown Frankfort. Explore the downtown area of Frankfort, where you’ll find a variety of charming cafes and restaurants offering local cuisine. We highly recommend the Main Street Diner at 225 West Main Street, Frankfort, KY 40601. With several menu options and ALL-DAY breakfast, enjoy this step back in time at this retro-themed diner!


Kentucky Historical Society. For a fun and educational afternoon, head to the Old State Capitol at 300 W Broadway St, Frankfort, KY 40601. It is one of three museums operated by the Kentucky Historical Society. The single admission price gets you into the Old State Capitol, the Military History Museum and the Center for Kentucky History. Explore the various exhibits showcasing Kentucky’s rich history, including exhibits on early settlers, the Civil War, and influential figures from the state’s past.

Art in Frankfort. Visit the Josephine Sculpture Park located at 3355 Lawrenceburg Rd, Frankfort, KY 40601. This outdoor sculpture park features works by local, national, and international artists spread across 30 acres of rolling hills. Take a leisurely stroll through the park to admire the diverse collection of sculptures set amidst the natural landscape. Also, plan to visit the Frankfort Public Art Tour for a deeper look at the Capital City. Discover its historic architecture, stained-glass windows, murals, statues, and ultimately its people.


Bourbon Tasting. Conclude your day with a bourbon tasting experience at a local distillery or bourbon bar in Frankfort. Consider visiting Buffalo Trace Distillery, located at 113 Great Buffalo Trace, Frankfort, KY 40601, for a tour and tasting of their renowned bourbon varieties. Alternatively, explore one of the bourbon bars in downtown Frankfort, where you can sample a selection of Kentucky’s finest spirits.

Optional Add-on (if time permits)

Old State Capitol. If you have time, visit the Old State Capitol located at 300 W Broadway St, Frankfort, KY 40601. Explore this historic building, which served as the seat of Kentucky’s government from 1830 to 1910. The Old State Capitol offers guided tours and exhibits highlighting its role in Kentucky’s political history.

Visit Us!
Visit Frankfort Tourism
Visit Us!
Download Itinerary