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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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Enjoy the beautiful Versailles scenery on the front porch of the Inn.
Bourbon, Horses & History Versailles, KY
The Woodford Inn is a historic Kentucky bed & breakfast nestled among the beautiful horse farms of central Kentucky. We’re located just outside of Lexington, KY in t...
Inn at Woodhaven
Northern Kentucky River Region Louisville, KY
An elegant 1853 Gothic Revival Mansion, Carriage House and Octagon Rose Cottage. Guest rooms include designer linens, antique furnishings and reproductions, private bath, TV, ...
Northern Kentucky River Region Lebanon, KY
Colonial home built in 1833, designated as Kentucky Landmark by the Kentucky Historical Society. Was Confederate General John Hunt Morgan's headquarters in July of 1862. Flag ...
Old Talbott Tavern
Northern Kentucky River Region Bardstown, KY
5 rooms. Built in 1779. Oldest Western Stagecoach stop in America. Stay where Abraham Lincoln, General Patton, Jessie James and countless others have slept. Restaurant, p...
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 ...
Daniel Boone Country Pine Mountain, KY
An educational institution and social center for people in the Pine Mountain region and beyond.
Loretta Lynn
Kentuckys Appalacians Van Lear, KY
There's Only One...Birthplace of Loretta Lynn. Loretta Lynn's birthplace is nestled between two fog-shrouded mountains up a "holler" just two miles southeast of the coal mi...
Kentuckys Appalacians Salyersville, KY
Enjoy a step back in time as you tour our authentic pioneer village. We embrace our heritage with our genealogical library and emphasis on "preserving the past for the future....
Kentuckys Appalacians Paintsville, KY
John Caldwell Calhoun Mayo invested in coal and became Kentucky's wealthiest citizen. His mansion was finished in 1912 with three stories and 43 rooms. 
Kentuckys Appalacians Prestonsburg, KY
Restored 1817 brick home, now city-operated. Tours by appointment.
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