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Hardin County History Museum

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Address: 201 West Dixie Avenue, Elizabethtown, KY 42701
Phone Number: 270 763 8339
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One of the best small museums in this region.

Friendly and knowledgeable staff. So many artifacts and pictures of Kentucky history and Lincoln. A must see is the replica of a general store and it's merchandise. A true... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 20, 2015
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Elizabethtown, Kentucky
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Williamsburg, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

This building is packed with artifacts and displays relating to Elizabethtown, Kentucky from its earliest years to the present. The staff was very welcoming and eager to answer any of our questions, and admission is free. Well worth your time.

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Elizabethtown, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Friendly and knowledgeable staff. So many artifacts and pictures of Kentucky history and Lincoln. A must see is the replica of a general store and it's merchandise. A true marvel!

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Pensacola, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Saw this museum on the History channel so we decided to pay it a visit. Grandson really enjoyed the history. Staff was great, love the log cabin.

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Winter Springs, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

This is a very small museum that has an incredible amount of info and artifacts packed in. A lot of Lincoln info but even more about the history and layout of Hardin County. Not much is left to wonder, most everything is there to see.

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Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Small museum, with lots to see. Neat little old time country store, that you could spend an hour in. My children got a good glimpse into history.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

I was extremely surprised when I walked into the Hardin County History Museum. They have so much more than I originally thought! It's free, though donations are gladly accepted. The museum is run solely by volunteers and has no paid staff. Don't let that fool you, though. The people who volunteer here love what they do. You can ask them... More 

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Wescosville, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

We just love going to these little county museums. They have really neat stuff. They are lots smaller than the major museums and rarely crowded. They are usually cheap and the folks who run them are usually passionate about their place. That was the case here. We loved the Lincoln things, the military salute and the general store. They also... More 

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Lexington, Kentucky
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Every town should be so lucky to have such a fine museum of their local heritage! Really enjoyed the Lincoln room and the Civil War collection.The ladies on duty the day we where there were typical Kentuckians,which is to say that they were wonderful.

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Vine Grove, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

I've lived in KY for almost five years but never visited the Hardin County History Museum. I can't believe all I was missing. This museum if FILLED with so much fascinating information about the area. You will find three floors of wonderful information and things to see! We were given a small tour. My kids had a blast! They were... More 

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Cincinnati
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

This is a fascinating historical museum from the authentic log cabin to the 'General Store' housed inside. You must stop in if you are in the area. Our favorite section of this museum was the General Store. When you walk inside you literally walk back in time. The rest of the museum houses antique and vintage clothes and outfits, a... More 

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