McDowell House - Museum, Apothecary and Gardens

125 S 2nd St, Danville, KY 40422
(859) 236-2804


Book Tour for Available Times

Constitution Square

Constitution Square Historic Site

Cabins and Restrooms Open 10-4 from Monday-Saturday during April-October

Park Open Daylight Hours Year-Round

Constitution Square is a free open-air museum and park devoted to Kentucky at the time it became a state in 1792. This historic property is directly across from McDowell House and many visitors enjoy strolling through the lovely grounds and visiting the cabins, perhaps taking that perfect selfie, having lunch at the picnic tables or using the public restrooms. The Danville Boyle County Visitors Center and Gift Shop is also located on the property, on the corner of Walnut and Second Street.

Starting in June 2021: Guided Tours

McDowell House offers 30-minutes tours of the property with a personal guide. The visit will highlight the Governor’s Circle, Post Office, Meeting House, Jail, and Courthouse. This service is $5 a person, minimum two people. Tours are available at limited times from June 2021-August 2021. Please view our Book Tour button on the main page for tour times. Tour times will be added as demand grows for this new service.

Year-Round Field Trips

An educational scavenger hunt of the property is also available year-round (weather permitting) for elementary and middle school field trips. The scavenger hunt is $1 a child. This is a great addition to a field trip to McDowell House. Field trips also often eat lunch in the park and public restrooms are open from April-October. Please click here for more information on field trips. Please contact or call 859-236-2804 to book.  Field Trips cannot be booked on our website.