Ward Hall: A Georgetown Treasure, Open One Weekend Each Month

Posted on November 5, 2011

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Ward Hall is simply a magnificent historic architectural treasure.  This Greek Revival villa, commissioned by Junious Ward in abut 1857, is now being renovated by the Ward Hall Preservation Foundation, and maintained by volunteers.  It’s located on the outskirts of Georgetown in Scott county, Kentucky.

Ward Hall is open for guided tours one weekend each month, but closes soon  for the winter.  This month the dates are November 5 and 6, and also on  December 3 and 4, from 1-6 p.m. each day.   The renovation has really just begun, so visitors are met with both the finery of life in the 1800s, as well as a peek behind the scenes to have a first-hand view of the work that needs to be done, from rebuilding windows, researching garden plans, documenting the lives of families that lived in the home, and sealing up cracks in windows and roofs to prevent further deterioration.

Have a look at the slideshow, which includes just a few of Ward Hall’s fine features, from the attic, down the oval staircase past bedrooms, parlors and the grand 75-foot long  entry hall to the kitchens and utility rooms on the basement level.  But, go to experience the uplifting feeling of ascending the massive limestone stairs, marching past Corinthian columns and through the magnificent front door of this stately home.

Perhaps you’ll be able to find a tobacco stick star or ladder to use in your holiday decorating this year.  Volunteers are creating them to help fund some of the maintenance.

For more information, click here: Ward Hall.

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