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Lloyd Tilghman House and Civil War Museum

Address: 631 Kentucky Ave., Paducah, KY
Phone Number: 270.575.5477
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Ranked #7 of 15 Attractions in Paducah
Type: History Museums, Museums
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Type: History Museums, Museums

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Sunapee
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30 reviews 30 reviews
21 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

This restored old home is full of Civil War items, stories, and pictures. This is a gem and "must see" if you enjoy history. Even though Lloyd Tilghman was a Confederate general, the museum tells the story of both the North and South in the Civil War. The manager gave us an excellent tour -- he is most knowledgeable of... More 

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Athens, Georgia
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101 reviews 101 reviews
55 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

CSA Gen'l Lloyd Tilghman (& his family) but also about the WBtS in Paducah and western KY. Our docent was very knowledgeable and helpful as well as being incredibly friendly. Granted the place has a bit of a slant as it is run by the SCV but bear that in mind as you visit and enjoy the displays, mementos, art,... More 

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San Marino, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Great place to take the kids to learn a bit of history by seeing... Loved how the folks were dressed in period attire and knew a lot about the history of the area and all.

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Paducah, Kentucky
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39 reviews 39 reviews
26 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

What a treasure and a treat. The host Bill Baxter gave such a wonderful tour of the building, the items, the people, the events..... Certainly more than a museum just about the only civil war general from Paducah, KY. The research library is expanding at a rapid rate. Of course while you are there you must meet Mr. B, the... More 

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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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37 reviews 37 reviews
25 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

This museum is in a two story home that has been furnished in period and has a surprising amount of excellent historical memorabilia. In addition, the "host" is extremely knowledgeable and interesting - great visit.

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Hamburg, Arkansas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

Many great artifacts, but historically inaccurate comments from the tour guide. One that stuck out was the claim that the North was the first to violate Ky neutrality. No. Polk used the fact that some in Ky decided to join the federal army as an excuse to invade. Grant moved in after Leonidas. Also found some comments about slavery to... More 

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Lithia Springs, Georgia
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20 reviews 20 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

We were in Paducah to celebrate their annual BBQ on the River and were lucky enough to meet Bill Baxter, Administrator of the Museum. He invited us to attend an evening of "Living History" and we so thoroughly enjoyed it. We were "eavesdropping" on conversations between some of history's most notable Civil War participants. Because the "Living History" exhibit forced... More 

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Bargersville, Indiana
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

The guide should give lessons to all other Civil War historic site guides. To begin with he stayed almost 2 hours past closing time after he found out that we were from out of town. And he gave the most informative and engaging tour I've ever been on. Do you remember the best teachers in school that made sure you... More 

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New York City, New York
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013

The volunteer who welcomed us, a retired air force man, was just terrific! He gave us a great tour, let us hold the rare civil war artifacts, backed up his points with references. Outstanding!

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Lexington, Tennessee
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20 reviews 20 reviews
13 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

First and foremost, the guy running the museum was great! He was very friendly and give us a tour of the house. They have some rare civil war artifacts. This was our favorite stop, since we are civil war buffs. Also Baxter the dog was great and greeted us at the door. Can't get better than that!

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