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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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Northern Kentucky River Region Bardstown, KY
Open year round. Tours are on the hour: Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-3 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Year's Day. Tour a fully o...
Tour vintage railcars outside and a two-story museum inside at the Historic Railpark in Bowling Green
Kentuckys Southern Shorelines Bowling Green, KY
Long before interstates, people resting in Bowling Green arrived at the L&N Passenger Depot. This 1925 structure has been restored and revived to house a two-story museum ...
Kentucky Derby Museum located at Churchill Downs, Louisville, KY. Open Daily!
Northern Kentucky River Region Louisville, KY
There's Only One....Kentucky Derby Museum. Located at Gate 1 of historic Churchill Downs, the Museum presents the traditions and excitement of the "greatest two minutes in spo...
Military Discount Available
Goddard Bridge
Bluegrass Region Covington, KY
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...
Northern Kentucky River Region Louisville, KY
This National Historic Landmark includes the graves of President and Mrs. Zachary Taylor (1784-1850), 12th President of the U.S. and thousands of U.S. veterans and their depen...
Northern Kentucky River Region Louisville, KY
"Zephyr Gallery is a multidisciplinary exhibition space located in the East Market Street business district of downtown Louisville, Kentucky. As an artist-run initiative it se...
Kentuckys Appalacians Salt Lick, KY
The Zilpo Scenic Byway is a gently curving eleven mile road with a travel time of approximately 20 minutes each way. The route winds through the eastern hardwoods of the Danie...
18 West Lex Ave. Art Gallery/Gifts
Bourbon, Horses & History Winchester, KY
Winchester Art Guild was formed in 1978 as a 501(c)3 non profit to support the visual arts in the community.  We have opened a new gallery and gift shop in downtown WInch...
Award-winning Kentucky Farm Stay Bed and Breakfast
Northern Kentucky River 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...
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