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Frazier History Museum

Address: 829 West Main Street, Louisville, KY 40202 (Central Business District)
Phone Number: 502-753-5663
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Ranked #13 of 61 Attractions in Louisville
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Military Museums, Museums
Owner description: The Frazier International History Museum, through a partnership with the Royal Armouries in...
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Type: Military Museums, Museums
Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Activities for older children

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Houston, TX
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66 reviews 66 reviews
18 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

This is a fabulous museum. If you like museums, this is a 'must see'. In the permanent collection we saw arms, armor, European and American history, etc. They had exhibits of all sorts of interesting things - for example, a huge collection of beautifully inlaid and ornate knives, many life-sized historical dioramas, and a lot of miniatures of things like... More 

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Columbia KY
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114 reviews 114 reviews
17 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW

The Frazier is a gem that can easily be missed. It's permanent collections are very good, and the traveling exhibits bring exiting items and thoughts to Louisville. We recently experienced very good exhibits on the gilded age(with emphasis on local interest) and items from the movie "White Christmas"

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Shelbyville, Kentucky
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

This museum changes display themes throughout the year and provides some interactive displays which are very well done. We went here for the Da Vinci exhibit and were very impressed.

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Great displays and history of conflict form the beginning of English isles / American history. Both adults and kids will find something to like here.

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Cincinnati
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44 reviews 44 reviews
27 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

The history of war, weapons, knives, guns, etc. Not for me, tho I'm a history buff. Lots of dioramas of ancient war techniques

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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

My husband wanted to visit this museum because he heard it had some great civil war material. It did have some. However the main focus of the museum was European and American history up through the early 1900's. Starting at the top you can work your way through history, staring with Bristish history all the way through early American history... More 

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Clinton, Indiana
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39 reviews 39 reviews
16 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

This is an overlooked gem!! The exhibits are well done and very interesting. We were pressed for time and only spent 1-1/2 here. You could easily spend most of a day. We will be back!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

One of the best places to visit in Louisville. I love their exhibits. I had planned the visit for just 2 hrs but obviously that isn't enough if you want to appreciate all the displays. Please make sure you are able to spend atleast half a day to go through the exhibits.

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Plano, Texas
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302 reviews 302 reviews
75 attraction reviews
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

I don't understand the reviews about this museum.... We visited and there were removed interactive exhibits. There were parts where you should be able to use computers/videos, which didn't work. There were parts for tracing that had no paper. There was almost nothing interactive, besides pressing a button to restart a video in a wall.. It was SO disappointing. We... More 

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Louisville, Kentucky
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

This is one of the best museums in Kentucky. I love the interpreters who perform vignettes of people or events in history. The exhibits and special events are incredible. A must see if you are visiting Louisville or if you have never been to this museum.

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