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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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...
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Built in 1848 as Methodist Episcopal Church - South during split of Methodist Church in America over issue of Slavery. Became Old Church Museum in 1970's when new United Metho...
The Paducah Convention & Visitors Bureau,
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Perryville Battlefield State Historic Site is a 745-acre park, making it the largest preserved Civil War battlefield in the state of Kentucky. The interpretive museum is ...
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...
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