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Several other buildings around the main house still exist on the property. A detached kitchen, privy, ice house, carriage house, tobacco barn, tenant house, wine house, and a garage are among those still standing. A private family cemetery just up the hill from the main house lays to rest generations of Dinsmores. / Image: Phil Armstrong, Cincinnati Refined // Published: 6.15.18

Visiting The Dinsmore Homestead In Kentucky Is Like Stepping Back Into The 19th Century

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.