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Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Review of Riverside, The Farnsley-Moremen Landing in Louisville, KY

 photo 20140712_154256_zpsd3b3614d.jpgInitially when the city announced plans to offer the cultural pass, I was skeptical. We’ve already been so many places and I didn’t think they’d really offer anything different and exciting. Boy was I wrong! There are places like the Louisville Zoo and The Kentucky Science Center on there, both of which we have memberships for. But I was excited to see places like The Filson, Yew Dell Gardens, and Riverside on there.

We were in the Portland neighborhood visiting Good Garbage when we decided to break out the cultural passes and visit nearby Riverside/Farnsley Moremen Landing. I don’t think I had ever been there myself, and it was definitely the first time for the rest of my family.

We enjoyed a picnic in the beautiful picnic shelter before heading into the visitor’s center for our tour. We had the tour guide completely to ourselves, which left my kids plenty of opportunities to ask questions and participate in the experience. We learned about the history of the home and surrounding lands. We saw artifacts and paintings, and learned about the role of slaves on the farm. We also learned about outhouses and chamber pots, fireplaces and bed warmers.

 photo 20140712_155417_zpse1d47414.jpg photo 20140712_161600_zpsb41f7535.jpgThis tour was on the longer side, so it was a little difficult at times for my 5 and 7 year olds to stay quiet and engaged. But they made it through and they learned a few things, and I appreciated the opportunity to learn more about Louisville’s history. Even if you don’t have a cultural pass, you can pay the max rate of $15 per family, which makes this a very affordable family outing. Read more about the Louisville Cultural Pass here.

By guest contributor: Maggie

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