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Explore the Kentucky Faith Trail

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Give your group an adventure to remember along the Kentucky Faith Trail. Visit one-of-a-kind historic sites and religious attractions, from stunning cathedrals and a Shaker village to meeting houses and a Catholic monastery.

You can even sign up for the Trail Passport to earn rewards as you check in at each location.

Trail stops are just a quick drive away from the state’s biggest cities and most popular attractions. Browse a variety of museums covering everything from Corvettes to Louisville Sluggers to Abraham Lincoln and Muhammad Ali. Experience the “Horse Capital of the World” by touring beautiful working farms and fascinating equine museums.

Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory

All of this and more await in the Bluegrass State. Just take a look at some of these awesome group experiences!

Kentucky Faith Trail:

  • Tour the log cabin of a pioneer preacher who played a pivotal role in the Restoration Movement at “Raccoon” John Smith’s Cabin in Monticello.
  • Visit the site marking the beginning of “The Second Great Awakening” at Adairville’s Red River Meeting House.
  • Don’t miss the Old Mulkey Meetinghouse State Historic Site in Tompkinsville. This state park is perfect for history buffs, offering a look into religious, pioneer and rich state history. Tour the state’s oldest freestanding log meetinghouse. You’ll also find hiking trails, picnic areas and Old Mulkey’s Quest scavenger hunt.
  • In Auburn, discover the history and culture of the Shakers at South Union Shaker Village. Explore the village’s remaining buildings, including the Shaker Museum within the 1824 Centre House.
South Union Shaker Village in Auburn
  • Visit the nation’s first cathedral west of the Allegheny Mountains, the Basilica of St. Joseph Proto-Cathedral, in Bardstown.
  • With stained glass windows, high arches and intricate stone carvings, the Gothic Revival architecture of Covington’s Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption is truly awe-inspiring.
  • Visit the Abbey of Gethsemani in Trappist to learn about the Order of the Cistercians of the Strict Observance and the monastic lifestyle. Guests will also find 1,500 acres of nature trails just across from the monastery.

Nearby Attractions:

  • In Newport, book the Penguin and Shark Breakfast for the ultimate Newport Aquarium experience. Your group will get private access to the aquarium, as well as a buffet breakfast inside Sharky’s Café and an exclusive biologist presentation.
  • Then, cruise the Ohio River with Newport’s BB Riverboats. Book your sightseeing tour for scenic views of the river and the Cincinnati skyline. Tailor your experience to your style by choosing one of BB Riverboats’ themed adventures, including history tours and dining cruises.
Newport’s BB Riverboats
  • Step back into the past at Abraham Lincoln’s birthplace in Hodgenville, Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill in Harrodsburg, Perryville Battlefield State Historic Site in Perryville or along the Hatfield & McCoy Trail in Pikeville.
  • Discover the legacy of “The Greatest” at the Muhammad Ali Center in Louisville. See how this larger-than-life figure impacted much more than the world of sports.
  • Tour Old Friends thoroughbred retirement farm in Georgetown to see retired racehorses, including former Kentucky Derby winners I’ll Have Another and Silver Charm.

This is Kentucky – Come see for yourself. Let us help you plan a group trip to remember!

Group Travel Contact:

Chenelle McGee