A Window to War: Civil War in Lexington Walking Tour

This walking tour focuses on historic Lexington in the years before and during the Civil War. Frances Peter, an 18- year-old girl who witnessed the Civil War from the window of her home, documents the the activities of those living in Gratz Park. Using excerpts from her diary, we will learn about the divided nature of Lexington by touring the Gratz Park neighborhood that was the home of Union supporters, Confederate sympathizers, occupying forces and the “Thunderbolt of the Confederacy”, John Hunt Morgan. Join us as we open a window on the citizens of Civil War Lexington when neutrality was not an option.

This tour is approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes in length.  .  The tour will start at the Lexington Visitors' Center, 215 W. Main St., Lexington. 

Price $15.

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September 19th

September 26th

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