We love history and made a stop here on our trip to Kentucky. The kind lady who led us thru(a prior board member) was so kind and gave us some great history points about Jack... read more
The Jack Jouett House Historic Site is a historic house museum owned and...
The Jack Jouett House Historic Site is a historic house museum owned and operated by the Woodford County Fiscal Court. It was the home of Captain John (Jack) Jouett, Jr., the Revolutionary War hero whose 40-mile ride through the backcountry of Virginia most likely saved American Independence. In Kentucky, Jack was a legislator, farmer, horse breeder, and distiller. Jack’s wife was Sally Robards Jouett. Their son, Matthew Harris Jouett (one of the 19th century’s most gifted and well-known portraitists), grew up in the home.
The museum is open April through October on Fridays (noon-5), Saturdays (10-5), Sundays (1-5), and Mondays (10-noon) and by appointment all year. The frontier homestead includes a 1780’s stone cabin, used as a kitchen by the Jouetts, and a 1797 Federal-style brick house with parlor, dining room, and three bedrooms. The grounds feature a Colonial Herb Garden, a Native Tree Walk, and a Woodford County Quilt Trail quilt square.