Barn Art and Quilt Trail - The Bart Art and Quilt Project involve painting quilt squares and murals on barns and other structures along roadways throughout the Appalachian region. Quilting is a heritage that thrives in Kentucky history with family traditions deep seeded from generations past. It brings tourist off the interstates and into rural life so they can experience Clark County’s unique culture.
Winchester Cemetery Tours
625 W. Lexington Avenue, Winchester, KY 40391
Rich in history, the cemetery encompasses the story of our 200 year old community through those who have been memorialized within its grounds.
Stone Fence Driving Tour – As if the alluring scenery were not enough to draw you into rural Clark County, the stone fences that lace farms and pastureland make for an additional fascinating and visually appealing attraction. Built according to methods brought to the area by Scottish immigrants in the 1700’s and 1800’s, the fences came to be associated with African American stonemasons, who made their own contributions to the construction technique. Pick up a brochure at the Winchester-Clark County Tourism Commission, 2 South Maple Street, learn how to spot the difference in turnpike, plantation, and edge-type fences, then go and enjoy the Central Kentucky scenery and these enduring examples of human ingenuity and sound engineering.
Civil War Driving Tour – Take a couple of hours and travel Clark County’s scenic byways and back roads to significant Civil War locations: historic homes, cemeteries, fortifications, buildings, and other sites. Learn the story of the Hanson brothers, how three of them came to wear the Blue, while two wore the Gray. Get information at the Winchester-Clark County Tourism Commission, 2 South Maple Street, Winchester, KY 40391, or call 800-298-9105
Ale-8-One Tour - Ale-8-One, the soft drink unique to Kentucky, has been bottled in Winchester since 1926. Tours of the factory are offered on Fridays at 10:50 a.m. with advance notice. (859) 744-3484 www.ale8one.com
Guided Cell Phone Tours – Modern technology provides you with a knowledgeable companion as you explore Winchester’s past. Pick up a brochure at the Winchester-Clark County Tourism Commission, 2 South Maple Street, and for each point of interest, enter a corresponding number on your cell phone keypad. There are cell phone tours for downtown Winchester – on the national Register of Historic Places – and for the Civil War fort at Boonesboro. Call 859-592-9166 for complete details.
Geocache Tour - "Geocaching is a high-tech treasurers game played through the world of adventure seekers equipped with GPS devices. The basic idea is to locate hidden containers called geocaches, and then share your experiences online. Geocaching is enjoyed by people from all age groups, with a strong sense of community and support for the environment." — Geocaching.com
Whether you are new to the adventure of Geocaching or a seasoned cache hunter, Winchester is the place for you. Over 30 caches are located within the boundaries of Clack County. Can you locate all 30 geocaches on this checklist? Find them all and stop by the Winchester Visitors Center during business hours for a free souvenir of your visit.
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