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Constitution Square Historic Site is a 3-acre (0.012 km2) park and open-air museum in Danville, Kentucky. From 1937 to 2012, it was a part of the Kentucky state park system and operated by the Kentucky Department of Parks. When dedicated in 1942, it was known as John G. Weisiger Memorial State Park, honoring the brother of Emma Weisiger, who donated the land for the park. Later, it was known as Constitution Square State Shrine and then Constitution Square State Historic Site. On March 6, 2012, the Department of Parks ceded control of the site to the county government of Boyle County, Kentucky, and its name was then changed to Constitution Square Historic Site.Arrange your visit to Constitution Square Historic Site and discover more family-friendly attractions in Danville using our Danville online travel planner.
The park celebrates the early political history of the U.S. state of Kentucky. It features replicas of three buildings that stood on the original city square, including the courthouse that housed ten constitutional conventions between 1785 and 1792; these conventions ultimately led to Kentucky's separation from Virginia. It also includes the original building that housed the first U.S. post office west of the Allegheny Mountains and several other early 19th century buildings of historical import. The site comprises the majority of the Constitution Square Historic District which was added to the National Register of Historic Places on April 2, 1976. Among the annual events held at the site are the Great American Brass Band Festival and the Kentucky State Barbecue Festival.
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As the name implies, Kentucky's constitution originated from this very site. The old log cabins are a great look back to a former era and you can learn other things about the state's history while...
As the name implies, Kentucky's constitution originated from this very site. The old log cabins are a great look back to a former era and you can learn other things about the state's history while... more »
Nice collection of buildings, well laid out and with good signage explaining everything. Definitely worth a stroll around this area.
Nice collection of buildings, well laid out and with good signage explaining everything. Definitely worth a stroll around this area. more »
Sometimes I'm blessed by the places I visit and the people I meet. I stopped on a whim as I was passing by and I'm glad I did. I met two fantastic people who gave me the history of the square they told me the story of each building and I truly enjoyed the visit and enjoyed the history
We have visited here a few times, always kept neat and clean. Nice quiet place, interesting history presentations. I especially like seeing the actual buildings from the 1790s.
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