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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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Bourbon, Horses & History Lexington, KY
Horse Farm Tour Enjoy Bluegrass hospitality at its best as you walk behind the gates of a Thoroughbred Horse Farm. Your Certified Tour Guide will escort you through the beau...
Kentuckys Southern Shorelines Cave City, KY
Kentucky’s Cave Capital is Kentucky’s Zipline Capital!    Where else can you play underground and above ground too?  Eight caves within 45 miles ...


Bluegrass, Blues & BBQ Dawson Springs, KY
Exhibits from the spa era, contemporary arts & crafts exhibits. Tuesday through Saturday 1-4pm. Closed January. Free.
Bourbon, Horses & History Frankfort, KY
The DeSpain Studio and Gallery, LLC, owned and operated by Jim and Donna DeSpain. The Gallery located in historic downtown Frankfort, diagonally across from the Old State Capi...
Bourbon, Horses & History Harrodsburg, KY
The historic James McAfee Farm is home to the oldest stone house east of the Mississippi River and features 10 acres of corn mazes, a petting zoo, hay maze...
Northern Kentucky River Region Pewee Valley, KY
Located in Oldham County, the "Farm Tour Capital of Kentucky," we are a 16 acre farm in La Grange, Kentucky.  We bought our land with the purpose of being self-sufficien...
Daniel Boone Country Beverly, KY
The Asher house is a log cabin built around 1799 on the site of what later became the grounds of the Red Bird Community Hospital. Its owner, Dillon Asher, was the keeper of Ke...
Bourbon, Horses & History Berea, KY
Dinah Tyree began her painting career using oil paints, but for the past ten years she has specialized in watercolors. Tyree likes to “suggest” the essence of he...
Bluegrass Region Burlington, KY
A unique historic site where visitors can learn what rural life was like in the 19th and early 20th centuries. Nature enthusiasts enjoy the hiking trails developed in cooperat...
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