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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
For over 75 years, Keeneland has been to the Thoroughbred industry what Augusta is to golf or Hollywood is to the movies. It is where traditions are treasured, innovations are...
Bourbon, Horses & History Frankfort, KY
Revisit the commonwealth's military history in this fortress-like building that overlooks downtown Frankfort. Built in 1850, the Old State Arsenal is now home to the Kentucky ...
Bourbon, Horses & History Frankfort, KY
Guided tours. Reservations for groups suggested. Hours: Monday - Friday 8:30am-3:00pm, closed weekends. Guided tours will be given on the hour and half hour on weekdays . Only...
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Bluegrass, Blues & BBQ Owensboro, KY
Kentucky Wesleyan College is a private Methodist, Liberal Arts college in Owensboro. NCAA Division II Athletics in the Great Midwest Athletic Conference.
Northern Kentucky River Region Louisville, KY
Knights of Pythias Temple (Louisville, KY) Start Year : 1893 Two African American Knights of Pythias lodges are listed in the 1893 Louisville City Directory. The Temple at...
Daniel Boone Country Lynch, KY
Full service gourmet coffee shop serving snacks, baked goods, light breakfast and lunch. Homemade sandwiches and soups served on big, buttery croissants are community favorite...
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Bourbon, Horses & History 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...
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Bourbon, Horses & History Frankfort, KY
LHHS features two historic homes built by Kentucky''s first senator, John Brown, and three acres of formal and informal gardens. Liberty Hall, a Georgian-style mansion, built ...
Northern Kentucky River Region 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...
Northern Kentucky River Region Louisville, KY
Locust Grove tells the story of George Rogers Clark, early Kentucky history, western expansion and everyday life on the frontier.
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