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Hardin County History Museum

201 West Dixie Avenue, Elizabethtown, KY 42701
270 763 8339
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Type: History Museums
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Evanston, Illinois
12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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28 reviews 28 reviews
12 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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70 reviews 70 reviews
11 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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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Calvert City, Kentucky
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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Spokane, Washington
14 reviews 14 reviews
14 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2009

The Hardin County History Museum, in a old great building on Main Street next to the old State Theatre, was a pretty cool little museum. It started out with a big collection of arrowheads, and Indian tools and artifacts! There was an old log cabin set up, as well as displays on military and architectural history of the area. My... More

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