A family shines flashlights inside of Mammoth Cave park, along with a Park Ranger

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

Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park Photo

Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park

2995 Lincoln Farm Rd.
Hodgenville, KY 42748

African American Heritage Trail/Lexington

Downtown
Lexington, KY

African Cemetery #2 Photo

African Cemetery #2

419 East Seventh Street
Lexington, KY

Camp Nelson National Monument Photo

Camp Nelson National Monument

6614 Old Danville Rd.
Nicholasville, KY

Charles Young Birthplace Cabin Photo

Charles Young Birthplace Cabin

6319 Helena Rd
May’s Lick, KY 41055

Cherokee State Park (located within Kenlake State Resort Park) Photo

Cherokee State Park (located within Kenlake State Resort Park)

542 Kenlake Rd
Hardin, KY

Ed Hamilton Sculpture - Abraham Lincoln at Lincoln Memorial Waterfront Park Photo

Ed Hamilton Sculpture - Abraham Lincoln at Lincoln Memorial Waterfront Park

406 E River Rd
Louisville, KY

Ed Hamilton Sculpture - York Photo

Ed Hamilton Sculpture - York

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

Farmington Historic Home Photo

Farmington Historic Home

3033 Bardstown Rd.
Louisville, KY 40280

Green Hill Cemetery Photo

Green Hill Cemetery

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

Hopewell Museum Photo

Hopewell Museum

800 Pleasant St.
Paris, KY 40361

Hotel Metropolitan Photo

Hotel Metropolitan

724 Oscar Cross Dr.
Paducah, KY 42003

Kentucky Derby Museum Photo

Kentucky Derby Museum

704 Central Avenue
Louisville, KY 40208

Kentucky Historical Society / Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History Photo

Kentucky Historical Society / Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History

100 W Broadway St
Frankfort, KY

Kentucky Horse Park Photo

Kentucky Horse Park

4089 Iron Works Pkwy.
Lexington, KY 40511

Kentucky State University

400 E Main St
Frankfort, KY 40601

Louisville Cemetery Photo

Louisville Cemetery

1339 Poplar Level Rd
Louisville, KY

Louisville Downtown Civil Rights Markers Trail Photo

Louisville Downtown Civil Rights Markers Trail

4th Street, Downtown
Louisville, KY

Lyric Theatre & Cultural Arts Center Photo

Lyric Theatre & Cultural Arts Center

300 East Third Street
Lexington, KY 40508

Mammoth Cave National Park Photo

Mammoth Cave National Park

One Mammoth Cave Pkwy.
Mammoth Cave, KY 42259

Muhammad Ali Center Photo

Muhammad Ali Center

144 N. Sixth St.
Louisville, KY 40202

National Underground Railroad Museum Photo

National Underground Railroad Museum

38 West Fourth Street
Maysville, KY 41056

Oldham County Historical Society & Museum Photo

Oldham County Historical Society & Museum

106 N. Second Street
La Grange, KY 40031

Rosenwald's May's Lick Negro School Photo

Rosenwald's May's Lick Negro School

5003 Raymond Rd
May’s Lick, KY 41055

ShakeRag Historic District Photo

ShakeRag Historic District

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

Simmons College Photo

Simmons College

1018 S 7th St
Louisville, KY

SEEK Museum (Struggles for Emancipation & Equality in Kentucky) Photo

SEEK Museum (Struggles for Emancipation & Equality in Kentucky)

252 S Morgan St
Russellville, KY 42276

Explore Itineraries

An African American man dressed in a Civil War-era uniform stands before a cannon during a reenactment

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.

A man boxes at an exhibit at the Muhammad Ali Center in Louisville, Kentucky

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.
 

A young girl sits atop a horse as her father looks on

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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