Oxmoor Farm's History Remembered

Nestled 8 miles outside Louisville, Oxmoor is a historical gem giving us a glimpse into Kentucky’s past. Explore 230 years of history at Oxmoor Farm. Home to 5 generations of the Bullitt family. The family was influential in the formation of Kentucky and their house, original section built in 1791 to the first addition in 1829 and the 2 additions in the early 1900s, is a literal testament to the state’s history from colonial times through the 20th century. Buffeted by the beautiful gardens that were designed in 1911 and the tree-lined avenue, as well as the charming outbuildings add to Oxmoor’s beauty and its historical uniqueness. Come and hear the stories that Oxmoor has to tell of early pioneer days and the Native Americans, the history of hemp cultivation in Kentucky, the antebellum years and the enslaved community that lived and worked here, through the gilded age and present day. Come see one of the few historic sites in the country where you can walk through 3 centuries of American history and explore the 13 original outbuildings including a smokehouse, springhouse, ice house, hemp barn, and former slave cabins. The historic house is furnished with original pieces that belonged to the Bullitt family. The gardens were designed in 1911 by Marian Cruger Coffin, one of the first female landscape architects in the country. All house tours are guide-led and last approximately one hour. Due to the historic nature of the house it is not fully handicap accessible. You can leisurely explore the grounds on your own before or after your tour.


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Oxmoor Farm offers guided tours of the house and grounds by reservation only. Tours are offered on the first Thursday of the month at 10am or 2pm and select Saturdays.

Admission prices are as follows: Adults – $8, Senior Citizens – $6, Children (ages 6-14) – $5 and Children (ages 5 and under) – Free.

Group rates are available for groups of more than 15 people.

All tours can be adjusted to focus on group’s interest, ranging from the Colonial Period, to the Civil War, to the Gilded Era. To book a guided house tour, email info@oxmoorfarm.org or use the form below.

*Due to COVID-19, tour groups will be limited in size. All visitors will be required to wear a facial covering while touring indoors and maintain appropriate social distancing.

    Tours can be scheduled during the week or on select Saturdays. If you would like to make a reservation, please fill out the contact form below.

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