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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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Region Bardstown, KY
Tour a fully operating distillery in Bardstown. All ages welcome.
Big South Fork Scenic Railway
Region 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 16 mi...
Kentucky Derby Museum located at Churchill Downs, Louisville, KY. Open Daily!
Region Louisville, KY
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.
Region 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...
Abbey of Gethsemani
Region New Haven, KY
Abbey Visitor's Center: Archive Display, a DVD Theatre for viewing a 25 min DVD about the monastery. Gift Shop featuring the monks' world famous Trappist Cheese, Fudge an...
Abraham Lincoln
Region Hodgenville, KY
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 Lincoln's birth...
The museum is open for special events throughout the year or visits may be arranged by appointment. Open Saturdays 12pm - 4pm.
Parksville, KY
The grandmother of Abraham Lincoln lived in the Forkland area of Boyle County for over 30 years. Her descendants still live in the area. The museum features information, memor...
Region Gravel Switch, KY
The Abraham Lincoln Museum contains artifacts, genealogical records and displays related to the Abraham Lincoln descendants who lived in the Forkland area. The museum is open...
Region Shepherdsville, KY
Historical Marker of Civil War Battle Site.
Adsmore House & Gardens, Princeton, KY
Region Princeton, KY
Circa 1857 Greek Revival home restored to late Victorian grandeur and filled with the Smith-Garrett family's personal belongings. Adsmore sits on approximately four beautiful ...
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