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Frazier History Museum

829 West Main Street, Louisville, KY 40202 (Central Business District)
502-753-5663
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Ranked #12 of 80 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 Britain, brings 1,000 years of history to life every day... more » 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. « less
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

Nice beautiful lay out. Wonderful wedding venues and amazing exhibits. Small children may not be into the hands off approach, but that's just goes to say. Rooftop is awesome, just prepare for winds you brides out there. A must!!

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Plainville, Massachusetts
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

This is a great place to bring the family for insight into history dating back to Napolaen and then coming into the 20th century with the Louisville Football Hall of Fame. It's not a place to rush thought, but one that will enrich your knowledge of history and Louisville legends of the gridiron.

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Boswell, Indiana
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Affiliated with the British Armory in Leeds, UK the Frazier is the real thing. It has a lot more than just medieval arms and armor, but the medieval displays are totally worth the visit. Frankly, this kind of medieval quality and authenticity not something you might expect in a Midwestern US museum, but here it is and it is impressive.

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Williamsburg, Kentucky
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31 reviews 31 reviews
23 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

This museum is just great. LOVE all the interpreters/re-enactors. Also, they have a special exhibit that changes from time to time. The have had an exhibit on dragons, mythical creatures, and even Sherlock Holmes where you had to solve a murder mystery.

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Annapolis, MD
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30 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

We didn't see the entire museum as I was enthralled with the colonial America exhibit on the second floor. Interesting and very informative. If the rest of the museum is half as good, the Frazier is a knock--out winner.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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43 reviews 43 reviews
29 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Small museum, but lots of information that is easy to read and understand. Some interactive things for kids and adults. Lots of old weapons to see. The old rifles were very interesting.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

This was my family's foray time visiting the museum. The Gridiron Glory exhibit is what attracted us football nuts to it. We saw that plus an awesome sword sparring informational display, plus great models of various historical periods. Getting the main ticket helped with the budget, so it really became an excellent deal! Will definitely do this again!

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Louisville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

I wasn't sure I would appreciate this museum since it seemed to offer mostly old/antique weaponry. It was fascinating! Third floor full of neat stuff from the British Armory as well as live action demonstrations. Film clip of one of my girl hood favorites, Annie Oakley! Just a bunch of really cool stuff. Well worth the visit even for a... More

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East Tennessee
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

My husband and I visited for the first time recently. We both really enjoyed it. The museum is well laid out, the displays are very nice and the live short shows they put on are fun. Highly recommend this museum.

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Louisville, Kentucky
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15 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Great museum all around! I particularly like the special exhibits that are usually hosted on the 3rd floor. In the past these have included exhibits on Napolean, Princess Di, Leonardo DiVinci, etc. There was even one last year called "Mythic Creatures" that explored things like Bigfoot, mermaids, and Nessie the Loc Ness Monster. I don't have kids, but I would... More

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