Museum and Exhibits

The museum at the Duncan Tavern Historic Center is located on the first floor and second floor of the Tavern and the first floor of the Anne Duncan House. Visitors will experience a step back into time and learn the history of the site from its building in the early 1790s to the historic preservation efforts undertaken since 1940 by the Kentucky Society Daughters of the American Revolution. This museum offers some of the finest early American and early Kentucky antiques for your viewing while interpreting the Tavern’s varied and eventful history.

Young or old, the tours of this museum conducted by our professional staff will delight any visitor interested in Bourbon County, Kentucky and American History.

The Banquet Hall

Tours of the Museum are available at 1:30pm Wednesday-Saturday, April through mid-December, fist come.  However the site is closed between 12:00 & 1:00 for lunches and is also closed during special events.

Gist shop is open 10am - noon & 1 - 4pm, Wednesday - Saturday, April through mid-December.  No tour needed to shop.

Please call the Duncan Tavern Historic Center at 859-987-1788 to make sure of availability or to schedule a tour.

323 High Street
Paris, Kentucky 40361


Adult - $10
Senior Citizens - $8
College Students - $5
Children under 12 years - $2
Active Military and Veterans with card – free
KSDAR members – free