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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Every Day is Derby Day....ONLY at the Kentucky Derby Museum.
The Kentucky Derby Museum is one of the premiere attractions in the
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Bowling Green, KY
Built by Atwood and Juliet VanMeter Hobson on a hill overlooking the Barren River, Bowling Green's historic landmark has been restored to its original splendor and is listed o...
Find out what it means to say "I am a Kentuckian" in this 167,000 square-foot museum and research facility. Dig in with live performances, interactive exhibits and dynami...
A Federal-style, 12 room house, built before 1820. Boyhood home of George Graham Vest. He served in the U. S. Senate for 25 years, was a member of the Confederate States of Am...
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...
Rich in history, the Cemetery encompasses the story of the 200 year old community through those who have been memorialized within its grounds. Much more than just a place for...
Experience firsthand the history of wine and bourbon on a trip through the rolling Bluegrass. Visit sites in Frankfort, Lawrenceburg and Midway to learn how these two beverag...
Museum of local black history in a restored Victorian home: a cultural and educational facility designed to echo the events of the past, reflect on activities of the present, ...
African Cemetery No. 2 is approximately 8 acres and contains 5,000 graves. Only 1,200 are identified, with graves dating back prior to 1820. The land was purchased and charter...
Home of Ms. Dunnigan, author and journalist, the first African-American woman to be a member of the
White House press corps and Chief of the Washington Bureau of the Associa...
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