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Frazier History Museum

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Address: 829 West Main Street, Louisville, KY 40202
Phone Number: 502-753-5663
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Description: The Frazier International History Museum, through a partnership with the...
The Frazier International History Museum, through a partnership with the Royal Armouries in Britain, brings 1,000 years of history to life every day through live interpretations by costumed interpreters, multimedia presentations and hands-on learning.
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lots of history

this museum has lots of civil war memorabilia weapons pony express etc and hisory from other countries..more than i ecpected. if your a history buff this is a must see

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 9, 2015
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Divernon, Illinois
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Marlton, New Jersey
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

This museum has some really interesting exhibits and some that are not very engaging. We went here on a family trip and expected to explore history but were met mostly with weapons of the time that tell the story. If you are interested in this, then this museum is for you. We did find some aspects to be unique that... More 

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Divernon, Illinois
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

this museum has lots of civil war memorabilia weapons pony express etc and hisory from other countries..more than i ecpected. if your a history buff this is a must see

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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56 reviews 56 reviews
7 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

The building is pretty and many of the exhibits well tended and curated, but the Medieval materials seemed to be closed the day we visited (or that exhibition space was in preparation for special exhibits). The museum might be better called a "historical weapons" museum as its US history section really tells the story of the region, and the country,... More 

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Louisville, Kentucky
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Great exhibits, actors and demonstrations of historical characters and how various weapons were used. Fantastic!

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Louisville, Kentucky
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52 reviews 52 reviews
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

I have visited many times at different times of the year and have yet to be disappointed. The displays are all presented in a professional way yet also in a way which appeals to the younger group. This is one of the jewels of our city in so many ways! For tourism, history, education, and just simple enjoyment. I am... More 

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Louisville, Kentucky
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This museum displays an awesome collection of authentic period armament from the middle ages to the middle east conflicts. Dioramas of fortifications and standing displays of period uniforms. Five floors of history in the heart of Louisville's Museum Row. Special traveling displays are also showcased (I saw the Football Hall Of Fame and the salvage of the Titanic here). Headsets... More 

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Louisville, Kentucky
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I took my kids (6&9) here last weekend since they were having $5 admission for residents. We went here back when they had their Mystical Creature exhibit. We really liked that, unique and informative. This time it was not as exciting. They did not have special exhibit going on. They regular exhibits include excessive amounts of weapons. Guns, rifles, swords,... More 

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New Salisbury, Indiana
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

We have been here several times & love it every time. The museum has two different types of exhibits. The permanent exhibits, that even though we have seen several times, we always find fascinating & see something we didn't notice before. These exhibits go through the history of KY. Then the temporary exhibits, that change quite often, are always amazing.... More 

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Jeffersonville, Indiana
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Nice way to spend some time but felt somewhat disappointed after seeing it all. Mainly toy soldiers, antique guns & clothing. Would have loved to see the Princess Diana display when it was here. Enjoyed Buffy the Buffalo. Nice way to avoid bad weather when exploring downtown Louisville...

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Roberts, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

I haven't been to the Frazier in a few yrs. but while I lived in Louisville I was upset I didn't find it sooner. Its seems small from the outside but when you start you can't believe how big it really is! They always have a traveling history display that's pretty good. If your a person who loves rifles and... More 

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