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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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So happy we stopped in!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 7, 2015
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Cincinnati
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Cincinnati
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68 reviews 68 reviews
29 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 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
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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Fort Knox, Kentucky
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29 reviews 29 reviews
12 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2012

Brought the kids here from Ft Knox, to learn more about the local area. My 5 year old loved the general store exhibit and the log cabin replica. Great info about Abe Lincoln in the back. James, the museum volunteer, is a retired teacher and docents on Friday. He was very informative and helpful, and great asset to the overall... More 

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Covington, Kentucky
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83 reviews 83 reviews
13 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2012

My visit was preceded by over an hour in 100 degree heat and was less attentive than usual. Wish I could return and read all that was available. Probably could spend three hours or more if everything was read. Since town dates from pre-revolution Indian days, and Lincloln's father lived there, other notables, civil war battle, confederates and more up... More 

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Paducah, Kentucky
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2009

This has to be one of the best "small town" museums I've ever visited. Professional looking and very interesting displays, very friendly, helpful and knowledgeable staff, a large selection of historic books to purchase, and a great genealogy room.

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