Martin Luther King, Jr. said, “We are not makers of history. We are made by history.” To fully appreciate how you came to be, sometimes you need to visit the place where moments in time changed the course of our collective path. Hear this wisdom echo in battlefields and see it pressed into the stomping grounds of generations past, in Richmond, Kentucky. As the hometown of colonial revolutionaries and the site of one of the biggest Civil War clashes, Richmond has been shaped by history in unexpected ways. But before you discover the past and present of the Bluegrass region, book hotels in Richmond, KY, so you can wish the “Old Kentucky Home” good night in comfort.
In Richmond, let history make you, too, with each breath of crisp Appalachian air in your lungs. Slide behind the wheel of one of our rental cars in Richmond and take a drive north to the Fort Boonesboro State Park, built and named after explorer Daniel Boone. Observe the simple tasks of the candle makers and blacksmiths and consider how historic moments—both big and small—have changed your everyday life. Even the running water in your Richmond hotel will feel like a revelation.
Let history lead you north of the city center to White Hall State Historic Site. As a fellow explorer, it’s easy to understand how the beauty of the region drew Daniel Boone and others here. Colorful gardens bridge the rugged wilderness with the stately Italianate architecture. And if you listen carefully and you may hear the abolitionist treatises of Cassius Marcellus Clay reverberate through the ornate corridors.
Here in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, history is always on the move. Follow it into the busy city of Louisville. If visiting Richmond hasn’t changed your life yet, Louisville’s signature Derby pie will. Call it a night in one of our lovely hotels in Louisville with a full heart and full tummy. Build an adventure that will add to your story with Travelocity. We match the best deals on hotels near Richmond, KY and let you keep the difference…or change.