Whatever your interest or passion, we invite you to use this guide to help you plan your stay in Kentucky.
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Historic Sites in Kentucky

Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill

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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Louisville, KY
www.innatwoodhaven.com
An elegant 1853 Gothic Revival Mansion, Carriage House and Octagon Rose Cottage. Guest rooms include designer linens, antique furnishings and reproductions, private bath, TV, ...
Bowling Green, KY
One of Bowling Green’s first filling stations along what was known as the Dixie Highway is now an award-winning preservation project. Restored to provide public restro...
New Haven, KY
www.monks.org
Abbey Visitor's Center: Archive Display, a DVD Theatre for viewing a 25 min DVD about the monastery. Gift Shop featuring the monks' world famous Trappist Cheese, Fudge an...
Princeton, KY
www.adsmore.org
Circa 1857 Greek Revival home restored to late Victorian grandeur and filled with the Smith-Garrett family's personal belongings. Adsmore sits on approximately four beautiful ...
Lawrenceburg, KY
Tours offered of the TB Ripy Grand Victorian House built by Bourbon Baron TB Ripy in the late 1800s. The Visitor Center offers many Kentucky made foods and goods as well as bo...
Bardstown, KY
www.stjoechurch.com
When it was formed in 1808, Bishop John Carroll of Baltimore named Bardstown The First Catholic Diocese West of the Allegheny Mountains. The diocese encompassed the entire nor...
Pineville, KY
www.parks.ky.gov
Restored Art Deco theater now showing first run movies and art films.
Frankfort, KY
www.historicproperties.ky.gov
·         historicproperties.ky.gov/hp/berrymansion Situated on a prominent western bluff overlooking the State Capitol and F...
Rosine, KY
www.visitohiocountyky.org
There's Only One Birthplace of Bluegrass Music. Step back into music history at the beautifully restored boyhood home of Bill Monroe, the "Father of Bluegrass Music." Imag...
Bardstown, KY
www.st-thomasparish.org
Tours of St. Thomas Church and grounds, and historic Bishop Flaget Log House are conducted by appointment only. Call the parish office (502) 348-3717. Bishop Flaget, first...
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