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Duncan Tavern is the GODDESS OF LIBERTY.  Remembering that
"In the story of this Tavern lies the history of the City of Paris, the State of Kentucky and even that of the painful birth of the United States."   Duncan Tavern has always been a place where the American Spirit flourishes through an in-house museum and genealogical library.

Duncan Tavern, built in 1788, is one of the finest examples of an eighteenth century early settlement home later used as a tavern in America.  Constructed of native limestone, it was built by Joseph Duncan, an officer  in the Revolutionary War, and as a tavern went under the sign "The Goddess  of  Liberty."  The oldest standing tavern in Kentucky was a gathering place for  such pioneers as Daniel Boone, Simon Kenton, James Smith "first rebel of the  Revolution," Peter Houston and Michael Stoner.

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Today it contains an in-house museum, the John Fox, Jr. Genealogical Library and meeting facilities.  It is furnished with rare and valuable antiques.



Guided tours allow visitors to enjoy the architecture, furniture and the wonderful stories of its historic past.



Tours are conducted Wednesday through Saturday at 1:30 p.m. and by appointment.  Duncan Tavern is open to the public April through mid December.



Tours fees are:  $8.00 regular admission, $6.00 Senior Citizens, $2.00 children 6 - 12 years and under 6 years of age free.

Duncan Tavern Historic Center 323 High Street Paris, KY 40361 (859) 987- 1788