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Kentucky Museums and Memorials

Because of the state’s rich history and heritage, you’ll find dozens of Kentucky museums and memorials commemorating everything from the Civil War to music, bourbon and horses.

Celebrate the legends of Kentucky horse racing at Churchill Downs’ Kentucky Derby Museum, and the International Museum of the Horse at the Kentucky Horse Park. Visit the childhood home of Abraham Lincoln in Hodgenville, KY, or view the Civil War battlefields of Perryville and Richmond.

Hear some of the earliest, most influential sounds of American music, and discover dozens of famous native Kentucky musicians at the Kentucky Music Hall of Fame Museum. While in Owensboro, don't forget to stop by The International Bluegrass Music Museum.

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Northern Kentucky River Region Louisville, KY
Located in the heart of downtown Louisville, the Evan Williams Bourbon Experience combines two of America’s favorite things, history and Bourbon.  Whether you&rsq...
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Northern Kentucky River Region Bardstown, KY
March-December, Monday-Saturday 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Sunday 1 p.m.-4 p.m., January-February, Closed Sunday and Monday, Tuesday-Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Last tour offered one hou...
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Northern Kentucky River Region Louisville, KY
There's Only One....Kentucky Derby Museum. Located at Gate 1 of historic Churchill Downs, the Museum presents the traditions and excitement of the "greatest two minutes in spo...
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Kentuckys Southern Shorelines Bowling Green, KY
There's Only One...National Corvette Museum. A sinkhole can’t stop the National Corvette Museum! Step inside to see over 70 Corvettes in periodic settings including m...
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Western Wetlands Princeton, KY
Railroad memorabilia and caboose exhibits include a lot of local railroad history at this museum. Free but donations accepted.
Bourbon, Horses & History Nicholasville, KY
US 27, 5 miles south of Nicholasville, Union Army Civil War supply depot & training camp, White House, c 1850, used as the officers' quarters, 10,000 African American men ...
Bluegrass Region Alexandria, KY
Reconstructed log cabins, many pieces of antique farm equipment, many outdoor displays. Open 10am to dark, March through October.
Bourbon, Horses & History Paris, KY
Cane Ridge Meeting House, 9 miles east via US 460 and SR537 at 1655 Cane Ridge Road, built of blue ash logs by Scots Presbyterian pioneers in 1791. Said to be the largest one-...
Northern Kentucky River Region Bardstown, KY
Open daily, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Mar.-Oct., Open Fri. - Sun., 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Nov.; Closed Dec 1 - Feb. 28, Easter & Thanksgiving. One of the four-most important Civil War Mus...
Daniel Boone Country Evarts, KY
Museum of coal related items and community artifacts from the Cloverfork area. Restored mine superintendents house and former coal camp sites.
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