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African-American Heritage

In Nicholasville, visit Camp Nelson Civil War Heritage Park, one of the largest training grounds for African-American soldiers in the Union army where 10,000 men gained their freedom during the Civil War. In Maysville, experience the perilous life of escaped slaves by visiting the National Underground Railroad Museum, and take a unique guided or driving tour retracing the footsteps of countless African-Americans who journeyed to freedom on the 'underground railroad'.

Visit the Kentucky Mammoth Cave National Park where the first tour guides and some of its most significant early explorers were African-Americans. In Bowling Green, take a walking tour of the ShakeRag Historic District to experience an early African-American neighborhood that stands as an important part of Kentucky black history.

Many other Kentucky black history sites in Louisville, Lexington, Northern Kentucky and elsewhere provide glimpses into the lives of African-Americans who have helped weave the rich cultural tapestry of this border state that reflects influences of both Northern and Southern culture.

Immerse yourself in Kentucky black history at the National Underground Railroad Museum or one of countless other African-American heritage sites in the Bluegrass State.

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Enjoy the beautiful Versailles scenery on the front porch of the Inn.
Region Versailles, KY
The Woodford Inn is a historic Kentucky bed & breakfast nestled among the beautiful horse farms of central Kentucky. We’re located just outside of Lexington, KY in t...
Hyatt Regency Lexington
Region Lexington, KY
Our key downtown location places you at the heart of everything Lexington has to offer! Our 366 newly renovated guestrooms and 6 high-quality suites are connected by conv...
Award-winning Kentucky Farm Stay Bed and Breakfast
Region Springfield, KY
Voted "Kentucky's Best B&B" by readers of Kentucky Monthly Magazine. Voted #1 in the U.S. as the B&B with the "Most Historical Charm" by Arrington's B&B Journal. V...
Inn at Woodhaven
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, ...
Region Louisville, KY
Art is a priority at Gallery House and so is the art of providing guests delightful accommodations and delicious breakfasts. These modern Victorian guest rooms offer private b...
Region Lebanon, KY
Colonial home built in 1833, designated as Kentucky Landmark by the Kentucky Historical Society. Was Confederate General John Hunt Morgan's headquarters in July of 1862. Flag ...
Old Talbott Tavern
Region Bardstown, KY
5 rooms. Built in 1779. Oldest Western Stagecoach stop in America. Stay where Abraham Lincoln, General Patton, Jessie James and countless others have slept. Restaurant, p...
Region Bowling Green, KY
With easy access to I-65 and Hwy 231, the La Quinta Inn & Suites Bowling Green is one of the newest hotels in town. Just a few minutes from downtown, we're convenient to t...
Region Middlesboro, KY
The museum has a display of personal items qwned by Alexander Arthur and his family. He was the first head of the English land company that founded Middlesboro. The building h...
Handcrafted artwork in the Appalachian Artisan Center
Region Hindman, KY
The Appalachian Artisan Center Shop and website are home to an extensive selection of handcrafted items. From pottery to jewelry- furniture to quilts- the rich heritage of the...
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