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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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Region Frankfort, KY
Find out what it means to say "I am a Kentuckian" in this 167,000 square-foot museum and research facility. Dig in with live performances, interactive exhibits and dynami...
Historic Trabue House & restored Julia Horten Rose Garden
Region Columbia, KY
Built in 1821 by Daniel Trabue. Has been restored to a living history museum.
Region Rosine, KY
This rustic mini-museum will take you back to the roots of Bluegrass Music. Bill Monroe, Father of Bluegrass Music,lived and played music here with his Uncle Pendleton Vandive...
Region Morganfield, KY
Built in the early 1870's and upgraded in 1940 by the WPA; again in 1973; and in 2001.
Ward Hall
Region Georgetown, KY
Ward Hall, located 1782 Frankfort Road, US460 west, 1 mile from downtown Georgetown. Ward Hall, built in 1853, is said to be the finest example of a Greek Revival House in Ken...
Region Monticello, KY
Isaac West built the first brick house in Wayne County in 1800.  General Felix Zollicoffer used it as his headquarters before the Battle of Mill Springs on January 19th, ...
Wickland, Home of Three Governors
Region Bardstown, KY
Wickland, Home of Three Governors, Open May-Labor Day, Fri.-Sun., 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.  Self-guided architectural tour, quilt exhibits.  Considered one of the best ...
view of the Wolf Creek Dam in Jamestown, Kentucky
Region Jamestown, KY
Located by the Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery.  More than a mile long landmark, this forms Lake Cumberland from the Cumberland River.  Newly refurbished and repai...
Enjoy the beautiful Versailles scenery on the front porch of the Inn.
Region 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...
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