Welcome to The Golden Lion, a beautiful 1840 Greek Revival home listed on the National Register of Historic Places. In addition to serving as a general Bed & Breakfast, The Golden Lion provides genealogical resources to those interested in researching the JONES surname and other difficult surnames.
The home's library, museums, and research center are centered around the private collections of Dr. Jerry Jones, a genealogist who has researched the JONES surname for more than thirty years. These offer our guests a unique atmosphere in which to indulge their genealogical interests for an afternoon, day, or even a weekend!
The Golden Lion Bed & Breakfast is located in historic Danville, Kentucky, the site of the Constitutional Convention that brought Kentucky into the Union as the fifteenth state. The Old Wilderness Road, which runs through Danville, was the major land route used by the early settlers traveling from Virginia to Kentucky. This road is a key genealogical connection for those researching families in Kentucky.
If you are a JONES, or are seeking information about a JONES link, you will discover in our Jones Surname Museum the origin and development of the JONES surname in Wales beginning around 40 AD through the early 1600's.
Our Military Museum Collection contains around two hundred military items on display in a room that also functions as a Reading Room. The curious visitor or B & B guest can browse through many military/historical references and items at his/her leisure.
The Golden Lion Bed & Breakfast features three guest rooms each named after a JONES relative! The Cadwallader Jones Room is named after one of the first governors of The Bahamas, while the Nicholas Jones Room gets its name from a Revolutionary War patriot who fought in the Battle of Yorktown. Each guest room offers a fireplace and private bath.
Nearby Historic Landmarks...
Ephraim McDowell House
Pioneer Playhouse Outdoor Dinner Theater
Perryville Civil War Battlefield
Perryville's Merchants Row
Easy Driving Distance to...
Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History in Frankfort
Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington
Several pleasant antique shops
Majestic lions and a serene angel, plus a gentle "wrought-iron" swing await you in the garden!
Our desire is that your stay at the Golden Lion be restful, enjoyable, and informative!
Extended Stay Discount! Are you coming to Danville for business or for a family gathering, etc.? Save and stay with us!....(more)
Come for a Jones Genealogy Get-Away! If you are passionate about wanting to uncover your Jones Family roots, let us help!....(more)
March 28, 2009 - "Wonderful Inn - very nice innkeepers - enjoyed our stay!" Jimmy and Kathy B.
Sept. 15th, 2002 issue of The Cincinnati Enquirer, page 6: "The Golden Lion offers beauty, comfort, and a feel for the area's heritage - rich with connections to Kentucky's early days and the Civil War...A gourmet breakfast is served."
The Golden Lion Bed & Breakfast
243 N. Third Street
Danville, Kentucky 40422 Business Number:(859) 583-1895
If you have trouble with the email link, please type the email address into the mail client of your choice (Gmail, Yahoo, Hotmail, Outlook, etc.). Thank you! Jerry and Nancy Jones, Innkeepers
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