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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.

Learn more about a specific Kentucky history museum using the search below.

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Region Louisville, KY
Art is a priority at Gallery House and so is the art of providing guests delightful accommodations and delicious breakfasts. These modern Victorian guest rooms offer private b...
Region Middlesboro, KY
The museum has a display of personal items qwned by Alexander Arthur and his family. He was the first head of the English land company that founded Middlesboro. The building h...
Handcrafted artwork in the Appalachian Artisan Center
Region Hindman, KY
The Appalachian Artisan Center Shop and website are home to an extensive selection of handcrafted items. From pottery to jewelry- furniture to quilts- the rich heritage of the...
Region Middlesboro, KY
Bell County's memories are on display, including railroad and a coal mine artifacts. Museum also features history and heritage of Southeastern Kentucky. Open Monday, Wednesday...
Region Hazard, KY
The museum showcases Perry County history.Accepts schoolbuses and Vans. Depicts life in Perry county from 1850-1950.
Region River, KY
Gravesite cemetery where pioneer heroine Jenny Wiley is buried.
Region Morehead, KY
Kentucky's only art center devoted to untrained artisans. 2nd floor rotating exhibit.Hours Mon-Sat 9am-5pm  closed on Sunday's
Region Jackson, KY
The Breathitt County Museum is a virtual storehouse of Appalachian history. Exhibits include logging, coal mining, farming home life, education and military. The museum also f...
Region Evarts, KY
Museum of coal related items and community artifacts from the Cloverfork area. Restored mine superintendents house and former coal camp sites.
Region Middlesboro, KY
Coal mining equipment is housed in this structure made entirely of coal. Home to the Bell County Chamber of Commerce, this building is truly a unique landmark. The Coal House ...
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