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Address: 1655 Cane Ridge Rd, Highway 537, Paris, KY 40362-0026
Phone Number:
+1 859 987 5350

This historic building was built in 1791 as a Presbyterian Church.

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Interesting Church History Attraction

My husband & I both are very interested in the histories of churches. While vacationing with some friends that had been here before, they recommended we stop here & tour the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 10 September 2016
Rita W
Birmingham, Alabama
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

I had a little time to kill around Paris so found this place on line. Beautiful drive out into house country. Nice little museum, which was unexpected. The grounds are lovely, worth a walk around. The Meeting House was interesting, I would have liked to see it. If not for the student pastors singing their way to ecstasy I would... More 

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Birmingham, Alabama
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016

My husband & I both are very interested in the histories of churches. While vacationing with some friends that had been here before, they recommended we stop here & tour the grounds of Cane Ridge Meeting House. The original church is housed inside a larger building. We enjoyed walking around the grounds after the meeting house tour. This attraction was... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

This is an impressive preservation of history. The original building is now housed inside a larger building. It is worth the drive to get there. Enjoy the scenery en route.

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Fort Benning, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

Cane Ridge Meeting house is worth the drive. Scenic roads lead you to a peaceful location in the countryside. Touring the original meeting house is like stepping back in time. Even our children found the place intriguing. Our 11 year old said that she could feel emotions from time itself, prayers and tears offered up to God in that place.... More 

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Findlay, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 April 2016

We were in Paris for the Claiborne Farms tour and decided to stop and check out this meeting House..so glad we did...it is so wonderfully preserved and there was someone there to answer any questions you may have. There is no charge to walk thru...Be sure to stop if you are in the area.

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Mt. Sterling
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2015

Cane Ridge, and what occurred there in 1801, dramatically reduced the amount of violence, drunkenness, and immorality in this young Nation. Positive changes in the moral landscape may have indirectly led to the Civil War because of enhanced love for God and other people - even those of different backgrounds and skin color. According to the best military "head counters"... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2015

This place features a wonderfully, and uniquely, preserved log church which is the "mother church" for 4 major religions and what we know as the "Restoration Movement." The structure is contained within a modern building which shelters it. Staff was outstanding; grounds beautiful; museum so-so; information compelling and informative. The place is a little bit challenging to find if you... More 

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West Union, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2015

My lady friend and I visited here June 19, 2015 on our way to Natural Bridge state park. We first went to Paris to see the sights and the lady at the visitor center recommended seeing the meeting house. As a Presbyterian pastor I am interested in the history of our denomination in the US and Cane Ridge was originally... More 

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Granville, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2015

Enclosed in a stone outer building, this 1790 log structure is loaded with history from the time of the settlement of Kentucky and the great revival of 1801. The grounds are nicely landscaped and there is a small museum and picnic grove for visitors.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2015 via mobile

This place may not look like much, but it is... inside a big building, sets the oldest LOG church in ky. U can go in and tour it. Sit in the seats your ancestors may have set in... they also have an old ( like 1400s) graveyard right next to it... loved it

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