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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. Follow the path of Daniel Boone and explore the Boone Trace. 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 Multi-cultural Eguide
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From the National Quilt Museum in Paducah to the Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory, Kentucky boasts several one-of-a-kind museums that display collections found nowhere else in the world.
The Muhammad Ali Center
in Louisville features the boxing champion’s extensive memorabilia...