Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History

Frankfort, Kentucky

About

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 dynamic collections. Find your Kentucky story in the research library, which contains unique genealogical records. Free admission to library. Museum ticket price includes the Center for Kentucky History, the Old State Capitol and Kentucky Military History Museum.

A collection of Lincoln memorabilia make this a stop along Kentucky's Lincoln Heritage Trail. 

Regular Schedule:Wednesdays: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. EST Thursdays: 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Features

  • - Bus Parking
  • - Handicapped Access
  • - Guided Tours

Directions

From the west (Louisville) From the west (Louisville) on I-64, take Frankfort exit #53B onto U.S. 127 (north from Lawrenceburg). Stay on U.S. 127, crossing U.S. 60, descending to the Kentucky River. After crossing the bridge, U.S. 127 becomes Clinton St. Follow Clinton St. (one way) through the traffic light at the bridge, under the Capital Plaza, to the second light at Ann St. Turn right onto Ann St. (one way). Drive one block, just past the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History to Broadway. Immediately after crossing Broadway and the railroad tracks, turn left into the parking lot. From the east (Lexington) From the east (Lexington) on I-64, take Frankfort exit #58 at U.S. 60. Turn right onto U.S. 60 (east from Versailles). At the junction of U.S. 60 and U.S. 421, turn left onto state route 676 (East-West Connector). Turn right at the second traffic light onto state route 1659 (Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.). Turn left onto E. Main St. at the first traffic light. Descend the hill, through two traffic lights, passing the Frankfort Cemetery on your left. Turn right onto High St. just past the Capitol Ave. Bridge (on your left). Turn left just past the railroad tracks onto Broadway. Drive past the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History and turn left at the traffic light at Ann Street. Immediately after crossing Broadway and the railroad tracks, turn left into the parking lot.

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  • - Visa

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100 W. Broadway St.
Frankfort, KY 40601

Region: Bluegrass Region
Phone: 502-564-1792
Fax: 502-564-4701
Website: www.history.ky.gov
Email: KHStours@ky.gov