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Frazier History Museum

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Address: 829 West Main Street, Louisville, KY 40202
Phone Number: 502-753-5663
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Description: The Frazier International History Museum, through a partnership with the...
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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Excellent history of arms until the early 20th century

Numerous examples of historic firearms up until the end ofthge 19th century. Quite good special exhibit about the Lewis and Clark expedition Notable omissions from the 20th... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 28, 2015
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

Numerous examples of historic firearms up until the end ofthge 19th century. Quite good special exhibit about the Lewis and Clark expedition Notable omissions from the 20th century. The Colt Model 1911 A1, the Springfield 1903 rifle, the M 1 Garand, the Thompson submachine Gun - the AK 47 and related semi and full auto weapons.

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Fremont, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

We were here in Louisville for the National History Bee and during our time off we walked down Main St. and went into the Frazier Museum. It is a smaller museum but perfect for the time we had available. Their theater was very fun and informative (live performance). My son really enjoyed the American History and the Wars (guns, swords,... More 

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Frederick, Maryland, United States
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

I was surprised at what a well-done local history musueum this was. I am used to the Smithsonian, so I have high expectations and this defitely met it. The exhibits were intersting, interactive, and looked fresh. They had live history-drama. Great stop for the history buff visiting the area and great for kids too.

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Lees Summit, Missouri, United States
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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

We took our daughter here. It was a nice facility. There were a few interactive exhibits. I do wish there were more exhibits, but the ones that were there were interesting. We definitely learned a few things about our history.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

This is a place to take the kids on any day not just a rainy day. Great location and quite a value. Exhibits are interesting and their home school days are wonderful. Make sure to catch a live interpretation in the small theatre. Gift shop always has some cool things. Plan on walking alot.

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Marlton, New Jersey
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

This museum has some really interesting exhibits and some that are not very engaging. We went here on a family trip and expected to explore history but were met mostly with weapons of the time that tell the story. If you are interested in this, then this museum is for you. We did find some aspects to be unique that... More 

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Divernon, Illinois
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18 reviews 18 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

this museum has lots of civil war memorabilia weapons pony express etc and hisory from other countries..more than i ecpected. if your a history buff this is a must see

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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60 reviews 60 reviews
7 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

The building is pretty and many of the exhibits well tended and curated, but the Medieval materials seemed to be closed the day we visited (or that exhibition space was in preparation for special exhibits). The museum might be better called a "historical weapons" museum as its US history section really tells the story of the region, and the country,... More 

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Louisville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Great exhibits, actors and demonstrations of historical characters and how various weapons were used. Fantastic!

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Louisville, Kentucky
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42 helpful votes 42 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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