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Heritage Towns

Explore Kentucky coal mining history, frontier life and more

The many historical places in Kentucky reflect the diverse heritage that the state proudly represents. Visit Hodgenville and walk the hallowed grounds of the birthplace of Abraham Lincoln. At Harrodsburg and Boonesborough, watch history come alive as costumed interpreters portray life on the rugged frontier in pre-Revolutionary War forts. Kentucky’s development was shaped by its many waterways, and visiting Ohio River towns from Paducah to Maysville and Ashland will impart a glimpse into how the river brought life to the young commercial center. Learn about Kentucky coal mining history and see how coal has played such an important role in Kentucky’s industrial and cultural heritage by visiting mining company towns like Benham and Lynch in the Appalachian Mountains.

Visit the hundreds of historical places in Kentucky and brush up on Kentucky coal mining history, its famous citizens and its development through the years. Start planning a historic Kentucky trip today!
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Centre Family Dwelling, 1824-1834
Region Harrodsburg, KY
Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill is America’s largest restored Shaker village. Learn about the Shaker lessons of sustainability, ingenuity and community. The village pres...
Region Bowling Green, KY
The ShakeRag Historic District in the downtown area is recognized for its significance to African-American history. Located along the north end of State Street, it was placed ...
Bluegrass Heritage Museum
Region Winchester, KY
Winchester, the seat of Clark County in central Kentucky since the county was created in 1792, is located at the intersection of U.S. 60 and KY 627, south of I-64. The town wa...
Region Augusta, KY
Beautiful walking path along the Ohio River.
Completely KY
Region Frankfort, KY
Located in a carefully restored 150 year old building, we are proud to offer the work of over 650 of Kentucky’s best artisans. We buy directly from small family busin...
Region Lexington, KY
The tours are self-guided tours and the walking tour books are currently available at The Blue Grass Trust office on Market Street or at the LCVB . The tour will take about 1...
Region Owensboro, KY
This tour offers the opportunity to visit several of Owensboro-Daviess County's remaining gmes. Especially-suited for groups, spouses programs, and special events of all kinds...
The Blue Front Building is noted for its beautifully decorated second floor opera house and its distinct Romanesque details.
Region Harrodsburg, KY
In the heart of downtown Harrodsburg lies a National Register Historic District with a streetscape reminiscent of an earlier time. Most of the preserved buildings within this ...
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