During the Civil War, only three houses existed between Bardstown and Bloomfield. The Homestead was one of them. The Homestead is a restored log home and an Historic Kentucky Landmark. The massive log portion of the house was built in the late 1700s of huge hand-hewn yellow poplar (tulip poplar) logs which grace the interior as well. A house slave wing was later added as well as a Victorian wing which features decorative updating of that time such as faux marbling and wood graining. The Homestead is furnished with period antiques throughout and a grand buffalo head from Kentucky graces the living room fireplace mantle.