JACK JOUETT HISTORIC HOUSE
255 Craigs Creek Rd., Versailles, KY 40383
This house was built in 1797 for Capt. John “Jack” Jouett, the “Paul Revere of the South,” known for his late night ride to warn Thomas Jefferson of the British cavalry. After the war, he moved to Kentucky and lived in Harrodsburg until moving to Versailles. As a horse breeder, farmer, and livestock importer, his knowledge was often sought out on farming matters. Hemp was grown by Jouett on the original 500-acre property.
Built in 1797, the Jack Jouett House Historic Site is one of Kentucky's oldest and most historic houses. It was constructed in the traditional hall and parlor plan, during the mid-Federal period, five years after Kentucky statehood, and features five rooms -- three downstairs and two half-story bedrooms upstairs. Today, the home owned and operated by The Woodford County Heritage Committee, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization founded in 1974 that provides supplementary funding and volunteer assistance for the Jack Jouett House Historic Site. Its mission is to help preserve the Jack Jouett House Historic Site, its collections, and to communicate its story. Click here to learn more about The Jack Jouett House.