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Attractions & Itineraries

A glimpse into the past.
A better understanding of the present.

Explore Kentucky’s diverse African American heritage at a variety of attractions around the state. Tour museums, historic areas, schools, cemeteries and Civil War camps. You’ll even find yourself at iconic Kentucky spots like Churchill Downs and Mammoth Cave, all with incredible stories to share.

Unforgettable Attractions

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Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park

2995 Lincoln Farm Rd.
Hodgenville, KY 42748

African American Heritage Trail/Lexington

Lexington, KY

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African Cemetery #2

419 East Seventh Street
Lexington, KY

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Camp Nelson National Monument (National Park Service)

6614 Danville Road Loop 2
Nicholasville, KY 40356

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Charles Young Birthplace Cabin

6319 Helena Rd
May’s Lick, KY 41055

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Cherokee State Park (located within Kenlake State Resort Park)

542 Kenlake Rd
Hardin, KY

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Ed Hamilton Sculpture - Abraham Lincoln at Lincoln Memorial Waterfront Park

406 E River Rd
Louisville, KY

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Ed Hamilton Sculpture - York

160 N. 5th St.
On the Belvedere at Waterfront Park
Louisville, KY

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Farmington Historic Home

3033 Bardstown Rd.
Louisville, KY 40280

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Green Hill Cemetery

Corner Of East Main & U.S. 60
Frankfort, KY 40601

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Hopewell Museum

800 Pleasant St.
Paris, KY 40361

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Hotel Metropolitan

724 Oscar Cross Dr.
Paducah, KY 42003

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Kentucky Derby Museum

704 Central Avenue
Louisville, KY 40208

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Kentucky Horse Park

4089 Iron Works Pkwy.
Lexington, KY 40511

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Kentucky State University

400 E Main St
Frankfort, KY 40601

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Louisville Cemetery

1339 Poplar Level Rd
Louisville, KY

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Louisville Downtown Civil Rights Markers Trail

4th Street, Downtown
Louisville, KY

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Lyric Theatre & Cultural Arts Center

300 East Third Street
Lexington, KY 40508

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Mammoth Cave National Park

One Mammoth Cave Pkwy.
Mammoth Cave, KY 42259

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Muhammad Ali Center

144 N. Sixth St.
Louisville, KY 40202

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National Underground Railroad Museum

38 West Fourth Street
Maysville, KY 41056

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Oldham County Historical Society & Museum

106 N. Second Street
La Grange, KY 40031

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Rosenwald's May's Lick Negro School

5003 Raymond Rd
May’s Lick, KY 41055

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ShakeRag Historic District

BG Area Convention & Visitors Bureau
352 Three Springs Rd
Bowling Green, KY 42104

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Simmons College

1018 S 7th St
Louisville, KY

Explore Itineraries

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3 Days Uncovering the Past In and Around Lexington

Lexington is a great place to begin your journey exploring Kentucky's many stories of courage, ingenuity and challenge. A trio of attractions just a short drive away make for three fascinating days of discovery.

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3 Days Immersed in the "Greatest" History Around Louisville

Stories uncovered, legends preserved, heroes made. Kentucky’s rich multicultural history celebrates them all, and Louisville is a perfect home base for a journey of discovery.

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5 Days Journeying Through Kentucky Culture & History

Kentucky is full of stories of African Americans who were explorers and pioneers – not of new lands, but of new ideals. You can discover them on a weeklong tour of the state’s historically significant multicultural attractions.

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