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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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Love these little county museums

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... read more

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

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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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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32 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
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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Hazard, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015 via mobile

Very interesting and well maintained. One of my favorite places in Hardin Co. I would love to bring out of town guests here.

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Elizabethtown, Kentucky
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

The museum is full of Hardin County history from Indians to today. The building itself has a story to be told. Come visit and spend a short while in the past of Hardin County!

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Elizabethtown, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

This little museum is a big surprise. It is very impressive for a small building in a small city. Everything is well organized and set up to keep your interest. The staff is so helpful and anxious to help! Be sure & check out the "Country store" display.

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Elizabethtown, Kentucky, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

There is so much history and dates back many years. It is of Hardin co. and other counties; plus many items from other places. A lot of pictures and other historical items dating back to Civil war days and maybe some earlier.

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Evanston, Illinois
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

I wasn't sure if I should rate this museum, because I was only there for seven minutes. (When I got to Kentucky, I changed the time on the clock in my car, but not on my watch. Oops!) I decided to leave a review anyway, because I loved what I was able to see in just seven minutes. The general... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2012

Had a chance to visit the museum and get a tour by Elvin Smith Jr - resident Hardin Co historian It was great - i learned so much. I have been to the Oldest House Museum iin St. Augustine Fl before and the Hardin County History Museum put that one to shame. The displays were great - enhanced by linking... More 

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