Civil War Heritage Trails Sites
Battlefields
Abraham Lincoln
John Hunt Morgan
Cemeteries
Other Attractions


Civil War Heritage Trail Sites

Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park

Hodgenville, KY
www.nps.gov/abli

There's Only One....Birthplace of Abraham Lincoln

Built at the location of Lincoln's birth the solid marble, neoclassical monument houses the symbolic cabin of Linco...

Abraham Lincoln Boyhood Home at Knob Creek

Hodgenville, KY
www.nps.gov/abli/planyourvisit/boyhood-home.htm

Privately owned until November 2001, the Abraham Lincoln Boyhood Home at Knob Creek is now part of the National Park System as a unit of Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National...

Ashland, The Henry Clay Estate

Lexington, KY
www.henryclay.org

The magnificent 18-room mansion stands in the heart of one of Lexington's most beautiful residential districts, a reminder of the rich heritage left by Henry Clay and his dece...

Battle for the Bridge Historic Preserve

Munfordville, KY
www.battleforthebridge.org

The Battle for the Bridge Historic Preserve protects 219 acres of the Munfordville Battlefield, site of three Civil War battles, including the Sept. 14-17, 1862 Battle and Sie...

Camp Nelson Civil War Heritage Park

Nicholasville, KY
www.campnelson.org

US 27, 5 miles south of Nicholasville, Union Army Civil War supply depot & training camp, White House, c 1850, used as the officers' quarters, 10,000 African American m...

Camp Wildcat Civil War Battlefield

London, KY

The Battle of Camp Wildcat is recognized as the first Union victory of the Civil War. Follow the walking trail (with interpretive signing) to Hoosiers Knob where the trenches ...

Civil War Fort at Boonesboro

Winchester, KY
www.civilwarfortatboonesboro.com

The earthen works fortification believed to be manned at times by African-American Union Soliders, many of whom enlisted at Camp Nelson. It was built to defend the ford and fe...

Columbus-Belmont State Park Civil War Museum

Columbus, KY
www.parks.ky.gov

Museum, gift shop & snack bar are open weekends October through April. The hours are 9:00am - 5:00pm. on Saturday and 10:00am - 6pm on Sunday. They are open daily May - Septem...

Cumberland Gap National Historical Park

Middlesboro, KY
www.nps.gov/cuga

There's Only One...Cumberland Gap.

Rich history, spectacular scenery, impressive vistas, unique geologic sandstone formations, underground caverns, and a diverse pla...

Daniel Boone

Daniel Boone's Grave, Frankfort Cemetery

Frankfort, KY

Gravesite of Daniel and Rebecca Boone. Other notables are artist Paul Sawyier, Joel T. Hart, Theodore O'Hara, Vice President Richard M. Johnson, and seventeen Kentucky Gover...

Farmington Historic Plantation

Louisville, KY
www.historichomes.org

Completed in 1816, Farmington was the center of a 550 acre hemp plantation owned by the Speed family and sustained by nearly 60 enslaved African Americans. Abraham Lincoln,...

Frazier History Museum

Louisville, KY
www.FrazierMuseum.org

As the exclusive home of the Royal Armouries USA, the Frazier International History Museum is a world-class museum that provides an unforgettable journey through more than ...

Greenhill Cemetery

Frankfort, KY

Features the only monument in the state honoring Kentucky's African American Civil War Soldiers. It is one of only four monuments in the country dedicated to African American ...
Hardin County History Museum

Hardin County History Museum

Elizabethtown, KY
www.hardinkyhistory.org

Hardin County History Museum has been collecting and preserving artifacts, documents and other memorabilia that tells the story of Hardin County from its early Indian inhabita...

Hunt-Morgan House and Civil War Museum

Lexington, KY
www.bluegrasstrust.org

Tour this fine Federal home built in 1814 by John Wesley Hunt, the first millionaire of the new west. John Hunt Morgan, "the Thunderbolt of the Confederacy," and Nobel Prize-w...

James A. Ramage Civil War Museum

Fort Wright, KY
www.fortwright.com

The mission of the James A. Ramage Civil War Museum is to inform visitors about the defense of Northern Kentucky and Cincinnati during the Civil War and how the community came...
Jefferson Davis Monument

Jefferson Davis State Historic Site

Fairview, KY
parks.ky.gov

There's Only One...Birthplace of Jefferson Davis.

A 351-foot obelisk marks the birth site of Jefferson Davis, June 3, 1808. 19 acres, museum, gift shop, picnic shelt...

Before tomorrow becomes yesterday, we invite you to get the whole story at the Kentucky Gateway Museum Center.

Kentucky Gateway Museum Center

Maysville, KY
www.kygmc.org

The Kentucky Gateway Museum Center, formerly Mason County Museum, is operated by the Maysville and Mason County Library, Historical and Scientific Association chartered by ...

Kentucky State Capitol

Frankfort, KY
www.historicproperties.ky.gov/hp/capitol

Kentucky's Capitol is the fourth permanent building since statehood in 1792.  It was built to replace the earlier 1830 capitol, still standing in downtown Frankfort, w...

Leslie Morris Park on Fort Hill

Frankfort, KY
www.frankfortparksandrec.com

Visitors may walk to the park from downtown Frankfort.  The trail begins directly behind the Capital Plaza tower. The trail is a 19th century road virtually unchanged ...

Lexington History Museum

Lexington, KY
www.lexingtonhistorymuseum.org

Regional history museum located in the Old Courthouse in downtown Lexington. Changing exhibits with emphasis on Bluegrass history, equine, early African-American life and tech...

Lincoln Homestead State Park

Springfield, KY
parks.ky.gov

The 18-hole regulation course accents the gentle, rolling hills of this historic setting. The course features a pro-shop with golf merchandise and equipment, rental clubs, dri...

Lincoln Museum

Hodgenville, KY
lincolnmuseum-ky.org

The museum's main exhibits include a dozen dioramas of pivotal times in the life of the sixteenth president of the United States. The Lincoln Museum's exhibits are historicall...

Lloyd Tilghman House & Civil War Museum

Paducah, KY

Museum exhibits in the 1852 home of General Lloyd Tilghman, CSA, highlight Western Kentucky's role during the War Between the States. Open April thru November.

Mary Todd Lincoln House, Lexington, KY

Mary Todd Lincoln House

Lexington, KY
www.mtlhouse.org

In 1977, the girlhood home of Mary Todd Lincoln opened to the public and became the first house museum in America to honor a First Lady Appropriately, it was a First Lady o...

Middle Creek National Battlefield

Prestonsburg, KY
www.middlecreek.org

The Middle Creek National Battlefield (January 10, 1862) is the site of the largest and most significant Civil War battle in Eastern Kentucky. Union forces were led by Col. Ja...

Mill Springs National Battlefield Visitor Center & Museum

Nancy, KY
www.millsprings.net

The Battle of Mill Springs was the first Union victory in the western theater of the American Civil War. The Battlefield extends from Nancy, KY (historically known as Logan's ...

National Underground Railroad Museum

Maysville, KY
www.cityofmaysville.com

The National Underground Railroad Museum (Bierbower House) was founded in the fall of 1994 as the first national museum dedicated to study, chronicle, and celebrate th...

Old Bardstown Village

Old Bardstown Village

Bardstown, KY
www.civil-war-museum.org

Authentic village of ten log cabins 150-200 years old. Hours March 1 - Dececember 17 10am-5pm. Closed part of December and January and February.
Harrodsburg

Old Fort Harrod State Park

Harrodsburg, KY
parks.ky.gov

A full-scale replica of the fort, built by James Harrod in 1774, is the centerpiece of this park. Cabins and blockhouses are furnished with handmade utensils, furniture, crude...
Old State Capitol

Old State Capitol

Frankfort, KY
www.history.ky.gov

This national landmark was Kentucky's seat of government from 1831 - 1910. Greek Revival structure includes a unique, self-supporting staircase held together by precision and ...
Perryville Battlefield: Civil War Reenactment

Perryville Battlefield State Historic Site

Perryville, KY
parks.ky.gov

Perryville Battlefield State Historic Site is a 745-acre park, making it the largest preserved Civil War battlefield in the state of Kentucky. The interpretive museum ...

Riverview at Hobson Grove

Bowling Green, KY
www.bgky.org/riverview

Built by Atwood and Juliet VanMeter Hobson on a hill overlooking the Barren River, Bowling Green's historic landmark has been restored to its original splendor and is liste...

Centre Family Dwelling, 1824-1834

Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill

Harrodsburg, KY
www.shakervillageky.org

There's Only One..Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill.

The Shakers played an important role in American religious history, developing the longest lasting communal societ...

This half truss steel bridge was built in 1907 to replace the wooden covered bridge that was burned by John Hunt Morgan during his Christmas Raid of 1862.

Tebbs Bend Battlefield Association

Campbellsville, KY
www.tebbsbend.com

Tebbs Bend - Green River Bridge Civil War Battlefield is located adjacent to Green River Lake (U.S Corps of Engineers entrance) where the Atkinson-Griffon House, Confederate H...

The Lexington Cemetery

Lexington, KY
www.lexcem.org

Historical cemetery with landscaped gardens and grounds.

Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History

Frankfort, KY
www.history.ky.gov

Find out what it means to say "I am a Kentuckian" in this 167,000 square-foot museum and research facility. Dig in with live performances, interactive exhibits and dyn...

Waveland State Historic Site

Lexington, KY
parks.ky.gov/findparks/histparks/wl/

Antebellum house with three original outbuildings - slave quarters, smokehouse and ice house. Guided tours focus on the everyday lives of family and slaves who lived and wo...

White Hall State Historic Site

Richmond, KY
parks.ky.gov

Home of Cassius Marcellus Clay, fiery emancipationist, publisher and U.S. minister to Russia appointed by Abraham Lincoln. Forty-four-room Italianate mansion. Features loom...

Women of the Civil War Museum

Women of the Civil War Museum

Bardstown, KY
www.civil-war-museum.org

The museum portrays women as nurses, spies, soldiers in disguise, and plantation and factory workers. Clothing and artifacts from the era help tell their story.