Whitehaven Welcome Center

Whitehaven Welcome Center, Paducah, KY

Circa 1860. Tours of 1860s antebellum home. It is the only historic house in America that has been restored as an interstate tourist welcome center.

This majestic local landmark now serves as the Kentucky Welcome Center. The house is furnished with beautiful antiques and includes a Barkley Room displaying the Vice-President’s furniture.

Whitehaven is a majestic landmark cherished by the people of Paducah and the surrounding areas. The original mansion has been around since the 1860's, and throughout it's years has received many additions. This magnificent landmark home along I-24 near Paducah, Kentucky serves as a Tourist Welcome Center. Rescued from possible destruction in 1981 by Paducah Community College, the estate home survived and in March 1984 was listed on the National Register of Historic Placed by the United States Department of Interior.

Two major renovations in the early 1900s transformed the ordinary farmhouse into a graceful mansion.

Beautifully furnished and decorated, Whitehaven serves as Kentucky's gateway to the South.

Second floor room boasts memorabilia of Alben W. Barkley, Vice President under Harry Truman.

It contains a collection of Vice President Alben Barkley's memorabilia, including the first U.S. vice presidential flag. Guided tours are offered by appointment only. Free tours every half hour from 1-4 pm daily. Lobby open 24 hours for the traveling public. Tours are free. Closed Christmas Eve & Christmas Day. For more information contact: (270) 544-2077, 800-225-8747

Location:
Whitehaven Welcome Center
Hwy 45, I24 Exit 7
Paducah Kentucky 42001

Helpful links:
http://kentucky.gov/Pages/home.aspx
http://www.kentuckylake.com/
http://heritage.ky.gov/
http://www.kentuckylakebarkley.org/


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