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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 #14 of 60 Attractions in Louisville
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Military Museums, Museums
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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.
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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 NEW

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
4 helpful votes 4 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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20 reviews 20 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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289 reviews 289 reviews
74 attraction reviews
106 helpful votes 106 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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Louisville, Kentucky
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4 reviews 4 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Even our teenagers enjoy visiting...although they may pretend it is "not cool"- we see the smiles on their faces at the interactive exhibits and the interpretive shows!

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Louisville, Kentucky
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131 attraction reviews
146 helpful votes 146 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Edgar Allan Poe is just synonymous with the Halloween season. When a chill hits the air, and the leaves are on the ground, it doesn't take much imagination to transport oneself into the land of the macabre through Poe's foreboding library of chilling poetry and dark tales. And through the clever endeavors of the Frazier History Museum, they have made... More

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Louisville, Kentucky, United States
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

When I go to museums, I'm that one guy who reads all the signs and takes three times as long as the the typical visitor to experience everything as fully as possible. I was bored to tears at the Frazier History Museum. First, there was no theme to the museum. At first I thought it was a world history weapons,... More

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Shelbyville, Kentucky
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32 reviews 32 reviews
14 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

That's what my kids said when I took them here. They were surprised to see that you could walk through a museum and express your excitement and curiosity, and even touch displays. I had hoped it would be a little larger, but the quality can't be beat and the price was reasonable. Follow that with a walk down Main Street... More

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