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Frazier History Museum

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Address: 829 West Main Street, Louisville, KY 40202
Phone Number: +1 502 753 5663
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Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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The Frazier History Museum is a world-class museum that provides an...

The Frazier History Museum is a world-class museum that provides an unforgettable journey through history with ever-changing and interactive exhibits, daily performances by costumed interpreters and engaging special events and programs. To complement our amazing permanent collection, which includes thousands of items from famous world leaders and one of the country's largest toy soldier displays, the Frazier Museum offers an ever-changing selection of intriguing temporary exhibits. Every day, we offer live historic performances, bringing visitors face to face with some of the people and events that changed the world forever, as well as with average people whose moving and important stories you've probably never heard. The Frazier Museum is located on downtown Louisville's "Museum Row" in a beautiful 100,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art facility originally called the "Doerhoefer Building," a late 19th century, Chicago-style commercial structure. The Frazier Museum has three floors of exhibits, an education center, Museum Store and tournament ring, as well as event spaces available for rent, including a beautiful Rooftop Garden featuring seasonal blooming flowers and our Fourth Floor Loft space that accommodates up to 360 people seated.

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Family friendly fun

Large museum with a variety of exhibits. Family friendly with exhibits for all ages. Educational and still fun. Worth the time to visit.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Chip F
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Huntsville, Alabama
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Huntsville, Alabama
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Large museum with a variety of exhibits. Family friendly with exhibits for all ages. Educational and still fun. Worth the time to visit.

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Wenatchee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We visited the Frazier History Museum in Downtown Louisville over Christmas 2015. History truly does come alive at the Frazier. Not only do they have interesting items on display, but a great deal of it is interactive. Things to do, things to see, things to experience... The museum's exhibits are varied enough to interest most everyone and you can take... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum has some interesting exhibits and things to see. Some of the exhibits are very child friendly.

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indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband had heard of this museum, so we decided to give it a try. It is a 2 level museum giving tribute to Black History / Civil War /and the bourbon history.. Most enjoyable was the enactments given by a single person in the gallery. Takes approximately 3 hrs. to view.

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FrazierMuseum829, Public Relations Manager at Frazier History Museum, responded to this review

So glad you and your husband enjoyed the museum! More 

now Orlando
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent place to visit...so much cool history and information. Would highly recommend a stop here. Great Civil War area and learned a lot about the local area as well. The cost of admission is well worth it they even had a live demonstration the day we were their about Edison.

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FrazierMuseum829, Public Relations Manager at Frazier History Museum, responded to this review
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So glad you enjoyed your visit! More 

Indianapolis, Indiana
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13 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was impressed with this small, but unique museum. It is located downtown, near the river. There is ample parking and other places to visit and eat at nearby. It has a very nice Lewis & Clark exhibit. I learned a number of interesting facts about the expedition that I had not known before. There is a 50 foot replica... More 

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FrazierMuseum829, Public Relations Manager at Frazier History Museum, responded to this review

We are so glad you enjoyed your visit! More 

Pittsburgh
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went here. Nice. Learn a lot about our history of our country. Lewis & Clark section had hands on games. Alot about the 1920's and production of alcohol in that time. Alot of old firearms history.

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Thank Gary M
FrazierMuseum829, Public Relations Manager at Frazier History Museum, responded to this review

Thanks for visiting, come back and see us Gary! More 

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I really enjoyed the Prohibition and the Lewis and Clark exhibit. But other than that I felt like the rest of the museum was about how the Americans killed others and each other and what weapons they used.......

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FrazierMuseum829, Public Relations Manager at Frazier History Museum, responded to this review

We are glad you enjoyed some of our exhibits! Be sure to come back and see us, we always have something new to see. More 

Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was at an after-hours private event at the museum and took the time to tour the exhibits. The one about the history of bourbon and other brewing in Kentucky was quite interesting. I think the way the museum portrays the settling of the American West by European-Americans is quite different than the way history museums in the Pacific Northwest... More 

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Thank Debra A
FrazierMuseum829, Public Relations Manager at Frazier History Museum, responded to this review

We are glad you enjoyed your visit, Debra! More 

Columbus
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

Well, the top floor is, anyway. The exhibits on Lewis and Clark and Prohibition are top notch. Even my nerd history husband was forced to admit he was impress and had learned something. Even though the pretend speakeasy bars didn't actually serve bourbon they were still a ball to visit. Now, the "Floor of Guns" and the "Other Floor of... More 

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FrazierMuseum829, Public Relations Manager at Frazier History Museum, responded to this review

We are glad you had a good time! More 

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