Thirty years ago today, the Whitehaven mansion opened as our area's Kentucky Welcome Center.

Furnished with beautiful antiques, including furniture owned by former vice president and Kentucky native Alben Barkley, it is the only historic house in America that has been restored as a welcome center.

The Whitehaven Welcome Center is hosting a celebration this afternoon at 1 p.m. on the front porch, followed by refreshments on the back porch. Open house tours of the center will be given until 4 p.m.

Local 6's Marissa Hollowed visited the Whitehaven Welcome Center and looked back at its history. Check out the video for a look back at its grand opening and restoration.