Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History

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100 W. Broadway
Kentucky Historical Society
Frankfort KY 40601

Accredited by the American Alliance of Museums and a Smithsonian Affiliate, this multimillion-dollar museum and education complex operated by the Kentucky Historical Society contains exhibits and educational spaces, an extensive research library and archives storage, collections storage, a museum gift shop, and public events spaces.


Trace Kentucky’s 12,000-year history through more than 3,000 items in the signature exhibition, “A Kentucky Journey.” From bourbon to baseball bats, horse racing to sporty cars, Kentucky’s impact is far-reaching.


Included in the price of admission are two other sites within walking distance, the Old State Capitol and the Kentucky Military History Museum. Visit our website for more information on current exhibits, special events and hours of operation.

General Information
  • Guided Tours
  • Handicap Accessible
  • Military Rates