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The Sandford Duncan Inn is pleased to be your first stop coming North into Kentucky for a taste of bourbon! BOURBON STARTS HERE. 

Click here to learn more about the inn.

  • Operating hours: Fri - Mon 10am to 4pm,  Sun 1am - 4pm 
    (May 1 through October 31) 

  • Admission:  $7 for adults , $3 for children 12 and under.

  • 5083 Nashville Road, Franklin, KY  42134

  • ​270-586-3040

The Sandford Duncan Inn was built in 1819 and began operating as a roadside inn in 1822. It was a stagecoach stop on the Nashville to Louisville Pike in the early 1800’s. It was the site of a noted dueling ground. Several prominent Tennesseans fought duels here to escape prosecution in their home state.

The Inn is now a museum and furnished with items that would have been used in the 1820s, 1830's and later years. The Inn is owned by Simpson County Fiscal Court and operated by Franklin-Simpson Tourism. Tours and special events bring to life the fascinating history of this unique site. 

DID YOU KNOW? Texas legend Sam Houston stayed at the Sandford Duncan Inn in Franklin, KY for 10 days and nights preparing for his famous duel at nearby Linkumpinch Dueling Grounds? If his opponent was a better shot, the history of Texas would have been rewritten!

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