Adsmore is a living history museum located on North Jefferson Street in Princeton, Kentucky. Adsmore is the former residence of the prominent Smith-Garrett family and was restored to its appearance at the beginning of the twentieth century. Katherine Garrett, the last resident of Adsmore, made it her home until her death in 1984. She bequeathed the Adsmore estate and all of its elaborate furnishings to be restored and maintained as a public museum. Along with the residence her endowment for the operation of a museum is said to be over $1,000,000. The Adsmore Museum is the only living home museum in Kentucky. Its name is believed to be derived because of numerous additions and renovations over one-hundred and fifty years. The house was first built in 1854 by a merchant named John Higgins. The grounds of Adsmore contain the house structure, the carriage house that now serves as a gift shop, and a log cabin containing Ratliff's Gun Shop, a functioning gunsmith's shop that dates to the 1840s. The Adsmore House and Museum conducts tours each weekday and for special events such as the Black Patch Festival. The tour's content and the furnishings and decor change for the different "seasons" depicted in the house. These seasons are:

Season Dates Closed January 1 - February 28 Winter at Home (1906) March 1 - March 27 Spring/ Easter (1907) and Katherine's Birthday March 29 - May 15 Selina's Engagement (1907) May 17 - June 25 Closed June 26 Selina Smith's Wedding to Gov. John Eugene Osborne (1907) June 28 - August 14 Black Patch War (1906) August 16 - September 25 Home from Washington, D.C. (1914) September 27 - November 5 Closed November 6 Victorian Christmas (1901) November 8 - December 31 Closed December 24-27 Special Events Dates Children's Tea April 15, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. Mad Hatter's Tea June 5, 2011 at 1:30 p.m. Lunch on the Veranda September 18 and October 2, 2011 at 1:30 Concert on the Lawn September 4, 2011 at 4:30 p.m. Christmas Candlelight Tour December 3, 2011 at 6:00 p.m.