The Blue Grass Trust for Historic Preservation will offer a free deTour of Floral Hall (aka The Round Barn at The Red Mile) at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday.
Floral Hall is located off South Broadway on Red Mile Road, with free parking near the building. Designed and built by architect John McMurtry in 1880-82, the octagon-shaped building has housed gardeners and gamblers, doughboys, world-class trotting horses and many events in its 130 years.
The tour will begin at 5:45 p.m. with a welcome from Floral Hall’s Kathryn Glenn McKinley and John Hackworth of Blue Grass Trust. A social AfterHour following the deTour will be at the newly remodeled Red Mile.
The award-winning deTour program provides tours of places visitors might not normally get to see, helping people interact with and learn about sites that make the Bluegrass special.
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The deTours are held on the first Wednesday of the month at 5:30 p.m., and most are free and open to the public.