Econo Lodge Renfro Valley
1375 Richmond St.
Mount Vernon, KY 40456
Phone: (606) 256-4621
Fax: (606) 256-4622
A great place to learn about the history and the role of richmond during the Civil War, the Battle of Richmond Visitors Center is the perfect place to start. The center itself is to be found at the Rogers House, a historic home built in 1811. One of the most important battles to be fought, the center gives us a great understanding of the Battle of Richmond (1862) though audio visuals, interactive exhibits and artifacts.
Battlefield Park is a lesson in war history presented in the most innovative way in this city. This one-of-a-kind park is a large area spanning multiple park locations which are all intriguing in their own way. Tours are provided to give you better insight into the history of the place and its significance. There is also a quaint museum in this compound to give you more practical information about these wars. The staff is very well-trained and friendly. Do take off some time and revisit history through the park.
One of the premier higher educational institutions in Kentucky, the Eastern Kentucky University has been providing education to the state, and the region, since 1874. The university was opened as the Central University, but due to an expanding campus, it was re-named the Eastern Kentucky University in 1906, and since then has held a high position in the education sphere. On offer are extensive graduate and undergraduate programs, with equal attention to extra-curricular activities and athletics. See the website to know more.