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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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Kentucky Derby Museum located at Churchill Downs, Louisville, KY. Open Daily!
Region Louisville, KY
There's Only One....Kentucky Derby Museum. We share the fun of the Kentucky Derby experience. Spend the day with us and experience two floors of exciting new exhibits! Your ad...
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...
Region Lexington, KY
This 2.5 acre oasis offers a splendid retreat, as well as providing a unique history of the Thoroughbred. Follow the limestone track around the park and view 42 plaques hono...
Donated Military Uniforms
Region Beattyville , KY
It is a neat museum tucked away in the Beattyville. Recently added Veteran Hall is probably the most impressive section of the museum. There is a nice combination of graphics,...
Region Berea, KY
If ever there were an artist of and from the people of this country, it is Mitchell Tolle. Technically brilliant and emotionally evocative, he paints everyday America, real li...
Region Hopkinsville, KY
The Trail of Tears Commemorative Park is situated on a portion of the campground used by the Cherokees on the infamous Trail of Tears and includes the grave sites of Chiefs Wh...
U.S. 23 Country Music Highway Museum
Region Paintsville, KY
The Museum exhibits memorabilia about the many U.S. 23 Country Music Highway stars. Enjoy live bluegrass music at "Front Porch Pickin" every Thursday at 7pm. 1) Admission pric...
Region Louisville, KY
The Department of Fine Arts, endowed as the Hite Art Institute, is committed to furthering the mission of the University of Louisville to become a preeminent urban research un...
Region Louisville, KY
The Hite Art Institute's Schneider Galleries are comprised of the Morris B. Belknap, Jr. Gallery, Dario A. Covi Gallery, and Gallery X. The department sponsors significant exh...
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