Hunt Morgan House

253 Market Street

(859) 253-0362

In historic Gratz Park, adjacent to campus, is the Hunt-Morgan house, a reminder of the days when Lexington was known as the Athens of the West. Built in 1814, the Federal style home is now owned by the Blue Grass Trust for Historic Preservation and is open for tours. John Hunt Morgan, who once attended Transylvania, is known as the “Thunderbolt of the Confederacy” and legend has it that he rode through the house on horseback to kiss his mother goodbye on his escape from federal prison. Thomas Hunt Morgan, a geneticist, was first Kentuckian to win a Nobel Prize. He won the prize in Physiology in 1933. He established the fruit fly as the model agent for the study of genetics. The home also features a Civil War museum.

Located within a 3-minute walk from Transylvania campus.