If you're looking for something both interesting and educational to fill an afternoon this summer, visiting the Dinsmore Homestead in Boone County, Kentucky should be on your list. Here's the skinny:
You and your local history-lovin' friends & family (it's kid-friendly, too).
The historic Dinsmore Homestead is a museum dedicated to the biography of a family who settled on the land in the early 1840s. With period-specific antiques, countless photos of generations of friends and family, unique art, and a location off-the-beaten path, you're bound to find the property intriguing. It's a clear window into the area's past.
It's tourable from April 1st to December 15th. Tours run on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays from 1 to 5 p.m.
The gift shop is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Thursday and Friday. It opens at 11 a.m on Saturdays and 12 p.m on Sundays.
5656 Burlington Pike (41005)
Visiting a home this old with so much of its history collected and presented in a curated way isn't often available. If you're into local history, the Dinsmore Homestead is a must-visit.
You can get further details about the home by checking out its website. Otherwise, head to the gallery above (and makes sure to click on the captions) for a taste of what you'll see when you visit.