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Historic Sites in Kentucky

From key battlefields such as Perryville and Mill Springs to the birthplaces of presidents of both the Union (Abraham Lincoln at Hodgenville) and Confederacy (Jefferson Davis at Fairview), Kentucky historical sites are rich repositories of history related to the American Civil War. Kentucky was caught in the middle of the epic battle that preserved the nation, and touring these and other sites will reveal the important role the state played in this historic conflict.

Other facets of American history come alive when you visit historic sites in Kentucky like Cumberland Gap, where Daniel Boone and others blazed trails that allowed expansion of a young nation; Shaker Village, Kentucky in Pleasant Hill, where a utopian community formed in the mid-19th century; and Stearns Mining & Lumber Co. in the Daniel Boone National Forest, which portrays life in the many towns that sprang up in Kentucky coal country to supply the fuel that powered the nation’s emergence as an industrial power.

Explore the many Kentucky historical sites that not only tell the story of the history of Kentucky, but of the entire nation as well.

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Kentuckys Southern Shorelines Bowling Green, KY
Hardin Planetarium’s mission is to inspire lifelong learning through interactive experiences that are both inspiring and factually accurate.  The audience will be ...
Bluegrass Region Warsaw, KY
Located in Warsaw's Historic District.
Bluegrass, Blues & BBQ Henderson, KY
Showcases the history of the city an provides a number of resources for the community.


Bourbon, Horses & History Wilmore, KY
When built in 1877, High Bridge was the highest railroad trestle in the world. As part of the busiest north-south route in the nation, it is still used heavily today. The pa...
Daniel Boone Country Hindman, KY
Founded in 1902 on the forks of Troublesome Creek. Tour the scenic campus and get information on evening folk dances. The Marie Stewart Crafts Shop is dedicated to preserving ...
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 ...
Bourbon, Horses & History Winchester, KY
Holly Rood - Later known as Clark Mansion - is one of the most historic homes in Clark County. It's construction was started 1813 by James Clark (12th Governor of Kentucky) an...
Bourbon, Horses & History Paris, KY
Housed in a renovated 1909 Beaux Arts Post Office, Hopewell Museum is an art and heritage museum  of Bourbon County and Central Kentucky that  celebrates, with ...
Western Wetlands Paducah, KY
Restored African-American heritage museum hosted famous African-American sports figures and entertainers, including Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington and B.B. King, prior to d...
Bourbon, Horses & History Versailles, KY
On the night of June 3-4, 1781, Captain Jack Jouett rode 40 miles through the backwoods of Virginia to warn Governor Thomas Jefferson and the legislature of the approach of 25...
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