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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 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
Every Day is Derby Day....ONLY at the Kentucky Derby Museum. The Kentucky Derby Museum is one of the premiere attractions in the Louisville region, celebrating the traditi...
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Bourbon, Horses & History Lexington, KY
There's Only One....Kentucky Horse Park. Set on more than 1,200 acres in the heart of Kentucky’s famous Bluegrass Region, the Kentucky Horse Park is THE place to ge...
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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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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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Bluegrass, Blues & BBQ Hawesville, KY
In the 1901-03 L & N depot. Exhibits of riverboats & family life at the turn of the century in Hancock County. Open April-October Sunday 2-4pm. Free. Closed Easter, Mother'...
Northern Kentucky River Region Elizabethtown, KY
Since opening its doors in the fall of 2003, the Hardin County History Museum has been collecting and preserving artifacts, documents and other memorabilia that tells the s...
Daniel Boone Country Harlan, KY
Memorial honoring the coal miners in Harlan county who have lost there lives in the mines.
Bourbon, Horses & History Harrodsburg, KY
Oldest row house in Kentucky - headquarters of Harrodsburg Historical Society. Contains genealogical and history library and pioneer displays.
Bourbon, Horses & History Nicholasville, KY
LSI is honored to be the home of the Harry C. Miller Lock Collection, which is considered to be America's most comprehensive collection of safe locks. Since 1955, LSI has stri...
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