Whatever your interest or passion, we invite you to use this guide to help you plan your stay in Kentucky.
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Kentucky Museums and Memorials

The National Quilt MuseumBecause 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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Kentucky Derby Museum located at Churchill Downs, Louisville, KY. Open Daily!
Louisville, KY
www.derbymuseum.org
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...
Hodgenville, KY
www.nps.gov/abli
There's Only One...Birthplace of Abraham Lincoln. Built at the location of Lincoln's birth the solid marble, neoclassical monument houses the symbolic cabin of Lincoln's birth...
Gravel Switch, KY
www.forklandcomctr.org
The Abraham Lincoln Museum contains artifacts, genealogical records and displays related to the Abraham Lincoln descendants who lived in the Forkland area. The museum is open...
Shepherdsville, KY
Historical Marker of Civil War Battle Site.
Princeton, KY
www.adsmore.org
Circa 1857 Greek Revival home restored to late Victorian grandeur and filled with the Smith-Garrett family's personal belongings. Adsmore sits on approximately four beautiful ...
Franklin, KY
www.aahconline.org
Museum of local black history in a restored Victorian home: a cultural and educational facility designed to echo the events of the past, reflect on activities of the present, ...
Lexington, KY
www.uky.edu/projects/africancem
African Cemetery No. 2 is approximately 8 acres and contains 5,000 graves. Only 1,200 are identified, with graves dating back prior to 1820. The land was purchased and charter...
Maysville, KY
www.cityofmaysville.com
Childhood home of famous Confederate Civil War General Albert Sidney Johnston, a graduate of the U.S. Military Academy, who was killed in the Battle of Shiloh (1862) while lea...
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...
Horse Cave, KY
www.hiddenrivercave.com
The American Cave Museum and Hidden River Cave is located just off I-65 Exit 58 in Horse Cave. Discover the secret world beneath you as you explore Kentucky's official cave mu...
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