Blair Thomas Hess

Blair Thomas Hess is a born-and-bred Kentuckian who once won a sack-the-pig contest at the Trigg County Country Ham Festival. She lives in Frankfort, Kentucky, with her daughter and her picture-taking, bourbon-collecting husband. Together with her childhood best friend, Blair travels across the Commonwealth of Kentucky exploring its various wonders and uncovering its best-kept secrets. Follow the adventure at www.myoldkentuckyroadtrip.com and @myoldkyroadtrip.

Presidents, Battles, and Must-See Civil War Destinations

Presidents, Battles, and Must-See Civil War Destinations

As a border state and strategic territory, Kentucky was fiercely contested by the Union and the Confederacy and had ties to both Abraham Lincoln and Jefferson Davis. Kentucky natives and adventure aficionados Cameron M. Ludwick and Blair Thomas Hess plot the course for a fun-filled road trip through history and across the Bluegrass State in Presidents, Battles, and Must-See Civil War Destinations.

Ludwick and Hess make planning a trip to historic Kentucky easy by exploring the history and stories behind each major site and highlighting nearby attractions you won’t want to miss. Featuring step-by-step guidelines and exclusive tips on sites, monuments, and attractions from presidential homes to the best modern re-enactments, Presidents, Battles, and Must-See Civil War Destinations helps the whole family experience and enjoy history together.