William Whitley House State Historic Site
Park Manager: Jane Vanhook
625 William Whitley Road
Stanford, KY 40484
A map of the facility can be viewed here.

The William Whitley House and Sportsman's Hill stand today as a monument to pioneer ingenuity and resourcefulness.  It was the first brick home and circular racetrack built west of the Alleghany Mountains, completed in 1794 by William Whitley and his wife Esther. Dubbed the "Guardian of Wilderness Road," the house was a gathering spot for early Kentuckians, including George Rogers Clark and Daniel Boone.

Hours of Operation - *updated 8/14/2020*

The William Whitley House is now open for tours.  Regular tours are available Thursday-Saturday from 10:00 am -3:00 pm until October 31, 2020.  The grounds are open daily, year around.  Shelter reservations and special appointment tours can be made by emailing jvanhook@lincolnky.com.  There is a limit of six people at a time and masks are required for tours and in the gift shop.


Adults $6.00
Children $4.00
Senior Citizen $5.00
Group rate is $1.00 off admission price

Visit this website for more information on the William Whitley House, now managed by the Lincoln County Fiscal Court.

Questions? Get in touch with us today.


Phone: (606)365-2534
Fax: (606)365-4514


102 East Main Street 
Stanford, KY 40484