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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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Bourbon, Horses & History Lexington, KY
The Mary Todd Lincoln House is the girlhood home of the wife of Abraham Lincoln. She brought her husband and children to visit the Todd family here in 1847. The first histor...
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Kentuckys Southern Shorelines 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...
Western Wetlands Cadiz, KY
Historic Home Tours available by appointment.Also available for group meetings, Receptions, and Family Reunions.
Bluegrass, Blues & BBQ Fordsville, KY
You'll almost hear the clatter of trains as you visit this restored depot area, built in 1916 and discontinued in 1942, this railroad depot was served initially by Louisville ...
Kentuckys Appalacians Paintsville, KY
Built in 1843 John Stafford, the original owner helped build Paintsville.  
Bluegrass Region Walton, KY
A Brief History     The Abner Gaines House, listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1979, was likely built sometime around 1814.  On Jan...
Bourbon, Horses & History Georgetown, KY
Located in the former Post Office building on East Main Street, tells the story of the 234 square miles which comprise this unique county of North Central Kentucky. Our goal i...
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