Winchester Travel Guide to the Arts

There is one truth of Winchester travel: it leads you to all things cultural. Tucked in northern Kentucky, Winchester was established in 1793 and served as a military center. Its history is filled with daring deeds and battle cries (the town witnessed the acts of Daniel Boone, General John Hunt Morgan and more); and these are charted throughout the streets. But there is more to find Winchester than war, and guests will discover instead a diverse collection of art and design. For unexpected style, BBOnline suggests Winchester. It won't fail to impress.

Leeds Center for the Arts
7 N. Main Street
Winchester, Kentucky 40391
(859) 744-6437
www.leedscenter.com

Discover theatricality with the Leeds Center for the Arts. Founded in 1925, Leeds stands as one of the city's most iconic institutions. Offering a collection of plays, films and festivals, it is Winchester's most immersive experience. With its vaudevillian stages (which can be seen by almost 500 individuals at a time) and its large columns and tiled floors, it's unique among the surrounding architecture. Guests will be amazed by the restored details and carefully crafted style. Find drama, comedy and more. The selections are as limitless as the smiles. The Leeds Center is open daily, but schedules and admission prices will vary. Contact the box office for specific shows and events. Tickets should be purchased at least one month in advance.

Bluegrass Heritage Museum
217 South Main St.
Winchester, Kentucky 40391
(859) 745-1358
www.bgheritage.com

Explore the past with the Bluegrass Heritage Museum. The city and the United States itself are explained through artifacts, exhibits and genealogical archives. All Winchester travel must bring you here; it is the only true way to learn of Kentucky's proud history. From the Guerrant Room which features photographs and medicinal instruments of the local clinic, to the Quilt Room which displays vibrant fabrics and sentimental patterns, there is much to see. The Bluegrass Heritage Museum is open from noon to 4 p.m. on Monday through Saturday. Admission is free but donations are appreciated. Large groups are urged to plan their tours in advance.

Fort Boonesboro Mural
4375 Boonesborough Road
Richmond, Kentucky 40475
(859) 527-3131
parks.ky.gov

Winchester travel is not kept to the city itself. It instead extends outward, claiming the short miles to Fort Boonesboro and its famed mural. Sketched across 12 massive panels, the mural details the rise of the state. It charts the arrival of Native Americans, the Civil War, the industrial boom and more (all in breathtaking color). Visitors will be pleased, especially when they then discover that the Fort is filled with other attractions such as the Kentucky River Museum, log cabin tours, walkabouts and more. Your day will be well spent. The Fort Boonesboro mural is available from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily from May 1 to October 31. Tickets are $8.00 for adults and $5.00 for children. This price is all-inclusive. No reservations are needed.

Kentucky is more than the common assumptions. It is shaped instead to a dynamic past and a burgeoning art scene, and Winchester travel will provide easy access to everything you need.