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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Lexington, KY
Originally built in1886 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Lexington Opera House is known as one of the premiere performing arts centers in the region...
Frankfort, KY
The Visitor Center at the Orlando Brown House is open Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m., FREE.  Guided tours are given two to three times each day.  As the restora...
Booneville, KY
Linda's Victorian Rose is an 80+ year old school house and church located in the beautiful hills of Owsley County, Kentucky. Beautifully renovated and converted into a bed and...
Louisville, KY
We provide tours, demonstrations, classes on spinning and weaving to persons of all ages. We are devoted to keeping the art of hand-weaving and its history alive. The Loomhous...
Russellville, KY
The Logan County Archives(Genealogical Society) is housed in the Old Logan County Jail House.
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...
Louisville, KY
The first public library in the U.S. solely for African Americans. The archives contain print and non-print resources on culture and life in black America.
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....
Loretto, KY
Come visit our distillery, a National Historic Landmark and the oldest operating on its original site.  See where we have been making bourbon and hand dipping our bottles...
Warsaw, KY
Concrete dam bridge and locks that span the Ohio River. It is 1395 feet long, and connects Gallatin County, KY, and Switzerland, IN.
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