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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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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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Daniel Boone Country Corbin , KY
Owned and operated by the Corbin Tourism and Convention Commission, Sanders Park is the newest attraction in Corbin! Dedicated August 5, 2015, the park features memorial brick...
Northern Kentucky River Region Louisville, KY
Museum displays artifacts and information of the American Revolution. A genealogical/research library may be used for a nominal fee. ($5.00 per day)
Northern Kentucky River Region Nazareth, KY
Open year-round, hours vary. Call for tours, retreat information & Mass times. An excellent quiet campus for walks, meditating, tours, retreats. Highlights of the campus i...
Kentuckys Southern Shorelines Glasgow, KY
Located in the former 1920's Kentucky Pants factory, the 30,000 square foot center currently has quality exhibits spanning three floors. The first floor features a display tha...
Kentuckys Southern Shorelines South Union, KY
The Shakers were a communal religious organization that flourished in America during the 19th century. The Shaker Museum, found in the 40-room 1824 Centre House, is filled wit...
Northern Kentucky River Region Louisville, KY
Bronze statue (heroic size) of Abraham Lincoln by George Grey Barnard on the grounds of the Louisville Free Public Library.
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