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Civil War Heritage Sites

Kentucky played a major part in the American Civil War, as the site of the decisive Battle of Richmod, the bloody Battle of Perryville and the boyhood home of Abraham Lincoln. Today, many of these places are commemorated with monuments and museums that tell the tales of the Civil War in KY. The Civil War sites map below offers an easy look at Kentucky’s various Civil War-related places and attractions. Check the boxes at the top of the map to view Heritage Trail sites, battlefields, cemeteries and more.

If you’re a history enthusiast and want to tour Kentucky’s many Civil War sites, map out a trip now and find excellent places to stay and eat during your journey.

Civil War Heritage Trails Sites
Abraham Lincoln
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Civil War Heritage Trail Sites

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Abraham Lincoln
Hodgenville, KY
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...
Hodgenville, KY
Privately owned until November 2001, the Abraham Lincoln Boyhood Home at Knob Creek is now part of the National Park System as a unit of Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Hi...
Lexington, KY
The magnificent 18-room mansion stands in the heart of one of Lexington's most beautiful residential districts, a reminder of the rich heritage left by Henry Clay and his dece...
L&N Bridge on Green River photo by Norman Warnell
Munfordville, KY
The Battle for the Bridge Historic Preserve protects 219 acres of the Munfordville Battlefield, site of three Civil War battles, including the Sept. 14-17, 1862 Battle and Sie...
Nicholasville, KY
US 27, 5 miles south of Nicholasville, Union Army Civil War supply depot & training camp, White House, c 1850, used as the officers' quarters, 10,000 African American men ...
London, KY
The Battle of Camp Wildcat is recognized as the first Union victory of the Civil War. Follow the walking trail (with interpretive signing) to Hoosiers Knob where the trenches ...
Civil War Fort at Boonesboro
Winchester, KY
The earthen works fortification believed to be manned at times by African-American Union Soliders, many of whom enlisted at Camp Nelson. It was built to defend the ford and fe...
Columbus, KY
Museum, gift shop & snack bar are open weekends October through April. The hours are 9:00am - 5:00pm. on Saturday and 10:00am - 6pm on Sunday. They are open daily May - Septem...
Middlesboro, KY
There's Only One...Cumberland Gap. Rich history, spectacular scenery, impressive vistas, unique geologic sandstone formations, underground caverns, and a diverse plant and ani...
Daniel Boone
Frankfort, KY
Gravesite of Daniel and Rebecca Boone. Other notables are artist Paul Sawyier, Joel T. Hart, Theodore O'Hara, Vice President Richard M. Johnson, and seventeen Kentucky Gover...
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