Whatever your interest or passion, we invite you to use this guide to help you plan your stay in Kentucky.
Explore the many multicultural tourism opportunities in Kentucky, learning about the state’s diverse cultural, heritage and travel attractions in this guide.
Learn about Kentucky's natural diversity and beauty. Come explore the wonder of the Commonwealth's four major regions.

Kentucky History & Heritage

Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill

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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Bardstown, KY
www.1792bourbon.com
Tour a fully operating distillery in Bardstown. All ages welcome.
Big South Fork Scenic Railway
Stearns, KY
www.bsfsry.com
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 16 mi...
Kentucky Derby Museum located at Churchill Downs, Louisville, KY. Open Daily!
Louisville, KY
www.derbymuseum.org
There's Only One....Kentucky Derby Museum. We share the fun of the Kentucky Derby experience. Spend the day with us and experience two floors of exciting new exhibits! Your ad...
Mt. Sterling is a small town full of rich history, charm and first class attractions.
Mount Sterling, KY
www.mtsterlingtourism.com
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...
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...
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 dynami...
Lexington, KY
www.seethechampions.com
Thoroughbred Heritage Horse Farm Tours depart at 9:00 AM and 1:00 PM from the  Marriott Griffin Gate, Four Points Sheraton, Embassy Suites and Crowne Plaza. Other hotel p...
Lexington, KY
www.visitlex.com
This 2.5 acre oasis offers a splendid retreat, as well as providing a unique history of the Thoroughbred. Follow the limestone track around the park and view 42 plaques hono...
Versailles, KY
www.threechimneys.com
Famous residents include 2001 Horse of the Year Point Given. Tours are given year-round Tuesdays through Saturdays at 1:00pm. A farm representative gives a guided tour of the...
Beattyville , KY
www.heartofthekentuckyriver.com/historical.html
It is a neat museum tucked away in the Beattyville. Recently added Veteran Hall is probably the most impressive section of the museum. There is a nice combination of graphics,...
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