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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 #15 of 160 things to do 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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Louisville, Kentucky
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45 reviews 45 reviews
20 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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
10 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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3 reviews 3 reviews
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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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Danville
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41 reviews 41 reviews
9 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

The Frazier Museum appears to be trying to find out what he or she wants to be when it grows up. Is is a militia museum? A history of dressmaking in Louisville? A hodge-lodge of one owner's Impressionist art collection? Or is it a stopping place for traveling exhibits such as The Gilded Age? Until The Frazier figures out what... More 

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Louisville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

A wonderful museum for history buffs. Interesting and valuable displays about Louisville and Kentucky history and the history of weaponry. A good place to spend a rainy (or sunny) day. Visit the roof for a great view of the Ohio River.

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Frankfort, Illinois
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

We spent a few hours here in January 2015. I especially enjoyed the White Christmas exhibit ! The Lifestyles of the Rich & Famous on the top floor was a lot of fun comparing the clothing styles & sizes of the women's waistlines. We saw two live productions which would especially appeal to African Americans & children. The young man... More 

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Arthur, Illinois
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27 reviews 27 reviews
18 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Lots to see in this interesting history museum in downtown Louisville, right across from the Louisville Slugger Factory and Museum. The third floor was devoted to European History along with the special exhibit, Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous, also located on this floor. The second floor was devoted to American History. Both levels had many fascinating items! Throughout the... More 

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