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.

African-American Heritage

Muhammad Ali Center, LouisvilleIn 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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Bardstown, KY
www.1792bourbon.com
Tour a fully operating distillery in Bardstown. All ages welcome.
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...
Big Bone Lick State Park
Covington, KY
www.nkytourism.com
The Northern Kentucky River Region - spectacular scenery and historic venues await you. Experience beauty and sights that will last a lifetime! Near scenic Carrollton re...
Shelbyville, KY
www.wakefieldscearce.com
Importers of Fine English Furniture, Silver, Paintings and Decorative Accessories since 1947. Twenty-five (25) plus room setting displays and warehouse. Setting is in Historic...
Bardstown, KY
www.civil-war-museum.org
Open daily, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Mar. 1- Oct. 31, Fri., Sat., & Sun only Nov. 1 - Dec. 15.  Closed Dec. 16 - Feb. 28, Easter & Thanksgiving. The Memorial covers a...
Georgetown, KY
www.wardhall.net/
Ward Hall, located 1782 Frankfort Road, US460 west, 1 mile from downtown Georgetown. Ward Hall, built in 1853, is said to be the finest example of a Greek Revival House in Ken...
Hickman, KY
The first black church, in Hickman, Fulton County, KY, was organized in 1867, by a group of newly freed slaves.   These men were Warren Thomas, the leader and organi...
Louisville, KY
Ideal place to find something for the person who has everything.
Lexington, KY
parks.ky.gov/findparks/histparks/wl/
Antebellum house with three original outbuildings - slave quarters, smokehouse and ice house. Guided tours focus on the everyday lives of family and slaves who lived and worke...
Monticello, KY
www.monticellokychamber.com
The Museum is home to many artifacts and historical pieces relating to the history of Wayne County.  Guided tours are available.  The Museum also houses the Elizabet...
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