Learn the history of the Camp Nelson National Monument, a former Union Supply Depot and the third-largest African American Refugee Camp during the Civil War. Camp Nelson was declared a National Monument in October 27, 2018, the first National Monument in the state of Kentucky.

Sample rich Kentucky wine at Chrisman Mills or sample and walk the grounds of First Vineyard, the first commercialized vineyard in the United States. No trip to Kentucky is complete without visiting a horse farm. Taylor Made offers different horse farm tours, one of which includes meeting Kentucky Derby winner California Chrome. There’s plenty to do and see here within Jessamine County, not to mention how close we are to Lexington and the surrounding Bluegrass area.

1922 House Winery

1922 House crafts artisanal wine.  This new vineyard to Jessamine County not only makes wine but also good ole bourbon.  Open by appointment:  Contact Brian Young 859-321-3533 or email at

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Asbury Theological Seminary

In 1923, Henry Clay Morrison began Asbury Theological Seminary with a class of three students and fashioned a seal for the Seminary which audaciously reads “The Whole Bible for the Whole World.” Nearly 100 years later, those three students number in the tens of...

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Asbury University Equine Center

With a commitment to academic excellence and spiritual vitality, Asbury University encourages its students to study, worship and serve together on a campus located 20 minutes southwest of Lexington in Wilmore, Kentucky. Primarily a four-year, multi-denominational...

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Blue Grass Sportsman’s League

Established in 1945 to promote the honor, dignity, and ethics of good sportsmanship among its members, the Blue Grass Sportsmen’s League (BGSL) is Kentucky’s largest sporting league. In addition to offering a wide range of outdoor sporting activities in Kentucky’s...

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Camp Nelson National Cemetery

Burial in a national cemetery is open to all members of the armed forces who have met a minimum active duty service requirement and were discharged under conditions other than dishonorable. A Veteran's spouse, widow or widower, minor dependent children, and under...

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Camp Nelson National Monument

Located along US 27 in extreme southern Jessamine County, Kentucky about five miles south of Nicholasville. The original camp covered 4,000 acres with some 300 buildings and fortifications. The Union Army turned the rolling pasture land of Jessamine County into an...

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Chrisman Mill Vineyards

Since then, we have expanded our wine menu to include twelve amazing wines, including our new chocolate wine, Chamboursin. Honey Mead and Blackberry wine are also still a large part of our unique wine collection. We are dedicated to producing grape wines that are 100%...

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First Vineyard Winery

Our main goal when restoring the vineyard and winery has always been to recreate as closely as possible the type of dwellings and vineyard plantings that would have been found in the late 1700’s. Our research showed that Kentucky laws required that a structure had to...

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Harry C. Miller Lock Collection

Some of the most exquisite examples of locking devices throughout history are displayed here in the Museum of Physical Security. From the 13th century forward, locks have played a crucial role in our history worldwide. Some of the most unique locks of every type are...

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High Bridge

High Bridge, built in 1877, was the highest trestle in the world. Reconstructed Victorian pavilion extends 35 ft. beyond a cliff with views of the trestle, Kentucky River and Palisades. Visit High Bridge Park and enjoy the lookout at this architectural marvel....

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Jessamine County Old-Time Radio Troupe

The JCOTRT recreates old time radio shows in front of a live audience at the KCAL Theater.  You'll feel like you've stepped back into the 40's with these fun productions.  2019 dates are:  March 29-31, June 21-23, September 13-15 and December 13-15.  Please call...

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Springhouse Gardens

Since 1995, Springhouse Gardens has built a reputation for creating beautiful gardens. Each unique design is prepared with you in mind, taking into consideration site conditions and requirements, the style of your home, your individual tastes, and lifestyle. Our full...

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Taylor Made Horse Farm

We hope to create emotional experiences by sharing the story of the horses, the land, and the people with our guests; ultimately to develop fans of farms and clinics through tourism experiences. Cheers to the Bluegrass, y’all – let us be the first to warmly welcome...

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Valley View Ferry

The Valley View Ferry is located on the Kentucky River at Tates Creek Rd (KY-169) at the Fayette, Jessamine and Madison County line. From Lexington (Fayette County) intersection of Tates Creek Rd and New Circle Rd, take KY-1974 South (Tates Creek Rd) for approximately...

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Wilmore Railside Museum

Tour a 1950’s era Southern railway bayside caboose. View an extensive collection of railroad and local history artifacts, exhibits, photos and literature detailing the story of the Wilmore-High Bridge area . Open on most Saturdays from April through October, 10 a.m....

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  • Asbury Theological Seminary 204 North Lexington Avenue, Wilmore 800-227-2879
  • Camp Nelson National Cemetery 6980 Old Danville Road, Nicholasville, KY 40356 859-885-5727
  • Camp Nelson National Monument 6614 Old Danville Road, Nicholasville, KY 40356 859-881-5716
  • Harry C. Miller Lock Collection 1014 South Main Street, Nicholasville, KY 40356 859-887-9633
  • Valley View Ferry Kentucky River Mile 157.9 at Valley View, Nicholasville, KY 40356
  • Springhouse Gardens 185 Catnip Hill Road, Nicholasville, KY 40356 859-224-1417
  • Wilmore Railroad Museum Rice Street, Wilmore, KY 40390 859-858-4411
  • 1922 Winery 3155 Keene Road Nicholasville, KY 40356 859-321-3533
  • Chrisman Mill Vineyards 2385 Chrisman Mill Road, Nicholasville, KY 40356 859-881-5007
  • First Vineyard Winery 5800 Sugar Creek Road, Nicholasville, KY 40356 859-885-9359
  • Asbury University Equine Center Shanty Hill Lane, Wilmore, KY 40390 859-858-3511
  • Blue Grass Sportsman’s League 2500 Handy’s Bend Road, Wilmore 859-858-4060
  • Shadow Run Farm 7175 Harrodsburg Road, Nicholasville, KY 40356 859-881-9588
  • Taylor Made Horse Farm 2765 Union Mill Road, Nicholasville, KY 40356 859-885-3345

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