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Abraham Lincoln

The birthplace of Abraham Lincoln. Kentucky Civil War forts and battlefields. Appalachian festivals, art and coal field culture. African American heritage and Native American historic sites such as the Trail of Tears. 

 

These characters, settings and events combine to form the history of the state of Kentucky. Some of them part of a forever-changed past; others carrying on timeworn traditions and helping to shape the future of the Bluegrass State.

Uncover the storied traditions of the region of Appalachia. Walk historical sites such as American Civil War battlefields. Visit memorials and museums from horse racing to music.. Explore the fascinating downtowns of Main Street Kentucky cities and towns for fashion, gifts and antiques unique to Kentucky state history.

Even view the birthplace of the 16th U.S. president at the Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park along the Lincoln Heritage Trail. .

Craving even more Kentucky history? Use the search below to find historical towns, sites and events by region.


Kentucky's Civil War Heritage Guide


  Kentucky's Civil War Heritage Guide

 
Civil War Sites Maps


  Bluegrass Region Civil War Map

  Bluegrass, Blues and Barbecue Region Civil War Map

  Bourbon, Horses and History Region Civil War Map

  Caves, Lakes and Corvettes Region Civil War Map

  Daniel Boone Country Region Civil War Map

  Northern Kentucky River Region Civil War Map

  Kentucky's Southern Shorelines Region Civil War Map

  Western Waterlands Region Civil War Map

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Tour vintage railcars outside and a two-story museum inside at the Historic Railpark in Bowling Green
Kentuckys Southern Shorelines Bowling Green, KY
Long before interstates, people resting in Bowling Green arrived at the L&N Passenger Depot. This 1925 structure has been restored and revived to house a two-story museum ...
Kentucky Derby Museum located at Churchill Downs, Louisville, KY. Open Daily!
Northern Kentucky River Region Louisville, KY
There's Only One....Kentucky Derby Museum. Located at Gate 1 of historic Churchill Downs, the Museum presents the traditions and excitement of the "greatest two minutes in spo...
Mt. Sterling is a small town full of rich history, charm and first class attractions.
Kentuckys Appalacians Mount Sterling, KY
Nestled in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains and the Kentucky Bluegrass Region, Mt. Sterling is full of rich history and charm. Home of the oldest festival in Kentuck...
Northern Kentucky River Region Bardstown, KY
Tour a fully operating distillery in Bardstown. All ages welcome.
Big South Fork Scenic Railway
Caves, Lakes & Corvettes Stearns, KY
Take a train ride through the scenic mountains of Southern Kentucky and stop at the historic  Blue Heron Mining Camp. The Big South Fork Scenic Railway takes a 14 mi...
18 West Lex Ave. Art Gallery/Gifts
Bourbon, Horses & History Winchester, KY
Winchester Art Guild was formed in 1978 as a 501(c)3 non profit to support the visual arts in the community.  We have opened a new gallery and gift shop in downtown WInch...
The famous fish.
Kentuckys Southern Shorelines Russellville, KY
The 1817 Saddle Factory, which has been restored to its original layout, is perhaps the oldest industrial building in KY. In 1820 there were 44 workers, mainly indentured serv...
Inn at Woodhaven
Northern Kentucky River Region Louisville, KY
An elegant 1853 Gothic Revival Mansion, Carriage House and Octagon Rose Cottage. Guest rooms include designer linens, antique furnishings and reproductions, private bath, TV, ...
An award-winning restoration project in downtown Bowling Green.
Kentuckys Southern Shorelines Bowling Green, KY
One of Bowling Green’s first filling stations along what was known as the Dixie Highway is now an award-winning preservation project. Restored to provide public restro...
Western Wetlands Paducah, KY
f.a.c.e. Makeup Artistry, LLC, an unforgettable upscale makeup boutique, is located in beautiful historic downtown Paducah, Kentucky, just footsteps away from the Ohio River a...
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