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Visiting Today

Description: Description: Description: C:\Webs\CaneRidgeWeb\images\c.gifDescription: Description: Description: C:\Webs\CaneRidgeWeb\images\crowdinside.gifane Ridge continues to be a living church. Prayer, singing, and preaching occur in the Meeting House, a place of worship for many congregations and religious groups who come as welcome guests each year. Since the late 18th century and now, in the 21st century, worship services, weddings, celebrations, lectures, and other gatherings have taken place in the church and on its grounds. Each year thousands of travelers visiting Cane Ridge receive talks and tours from the curators.

The graveyard, burial site of many of the early settlers and Barton Stone, has unique ledger stones.  Barton Warren Stone is buried beneath a white granite obelisk.  His first wife Eliza's remains and ledger stone were brought from the graveyard at the farm where they had lived to the Cane Ridge graveyard in about 1930.

The museum houses mementoes of the congregation, Stone and his family, the Stone-Campbell movement, a collection of antique farm and domestic implements, the office of the Cane Ridge Shrine, Inc. and a small book shop.


Open to anyone in keeping with its original design as “a house of prayer for all people,” Cane Ridge continues to extend its welcome. Here, countless thousands have worshipped in groups, large and small, or alone, have sat quietly for meditation.


To be assured that you are welcomed and space is available when you wish to bring a group to Cane Ridge, contact the curators ahead of time to schedule the visit. If your requested date is available, the curators will confirm the date and reserve the time on the calendar.


Cane Ridge is interested in interpreting and presenting “The Cane Ridge Story” to your group. Unless you have a very knowledgeable person who can make the presentation, it is a good idea to request the services of our experienced on-site curatorial staff to speak to your group and answer questions.

IF YOU PLAN TO WORSHIP, please note that all worship in the Meeting House must welcome all people so that everyone feels included and comfortable. Services must be reverent, meditative, emotionally controlled, relying on scripture, have messages that inspire and inform, are prayerful, and meet concerns and needs. Often, the focus, as of old, is on the Table.


Cane Ridge is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, from 1 to 5 p.m. on Sundays.

There are two seasons: Summer, April 1 to October 31 and Winter, November 1 to March 31.

SUMMER: Shrine with Meeting House, Museum with restrooms and picnic pavilion and areas are open. Curatorial staff is available.

WINTER: Shrine with Meeting House is open by appointment and when a curator is available. Museum is not open. Displays are placed in the dark: restrooms are winterized. To avoid disappointment, it is best to phone ahead if you are planning to come in winter.


Contributions are expected of visitors. Cane Ridge asks that generous visitors play their part in giving this special place a future in the fourth century, “as the Lord has prospered them.”

Cane Ridge is a church. It is not a state or federal facility. It charges no admission. All funding comes through donations.  The buildings and grounds are open and available to all who come in sincerity. The Meeting House is fragile. The grounds are properly maintained.


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Mailing Address: Cane Ridge Shrine, Inc., P.O. Box 26, Paris, KY 40362-0026


Physical Address: (Please do not send mail to this address) 1655 Cane Ridge Rd. (Hwy. 537) Paris, KY 40361


Phone: 859/987-5350




Scheduling of group arrangements is made on a master calendar.  Please consult the curatorial staff concerning the booking of facilities, tours and the use of picnic and shrine areas. Three picnic areas are available to the visitors. One is covered by a pavilion adjoining the museum.

The small book store in the Barton Warren Stone Museum offers a selection of books on the history of Cane Ridge, Barton Stone, the Stone-Campbell churches and aspects of Christian life.

The Cane Ridge Bulletin, a newsletter containing news about activities at Cane Ridge and upcoming events, is published three times a year. If you would like to be placed on the mailing list to receive the newsletter at no charge, send your name and address to the address above.


Visitor Information
Open: Spring and Summer: April 1- October 31
Hours: Monday-Saturday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sunday: 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm (Unless there is morning worship)

Winter: Museum and rest rooms closed November 1-March 31
Meeting House open in winter when the curators are available. Call ahead to be sure.

Contact Information
Mailing Address: Cane Ridge Shrine, Inc., P.O. Box 26, Paris, KY 40362-0026

Physical Address: (Please do not send mail to this address) 1655 Cane Ridge Rd. (Hwy. 537) Paris, KY 40361

Phone: 859/987-5350

Website: www.caneridge.orgEmail:

Driving Directions to Cane Ridge
    Cane Ridge Meeting House is located at 1655 Cane Ridge Road (State Highway 537) in Bourbon County, Kentucky, near Paris and Mt. Sterling to the south, Carlisle and Millersburg to the north.
    From Paris, follow US 460 east two miles and turn left onto State Highway 537. Travel 5.4 miles to Cane Ridge.
    From Mount Sterling, follow US Highway 460 west to North Middletown. Turn right at the town traffic light onto County Road 3364. Travel 5.5 miles to a tee junction. Turn left onto State Highway 537 and travel about a mile to Cane Ridge.
As a church open to all, there is no admission charge. However, donations are expected from all guests who are able. Cane Ridge receives no government or denominational grants.

Cane Ridge Shrine, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Rev. 10/28/2015