We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Lloyd Tilghman House and Civil War Museum

Sponsored by:
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: 631 Kentucky Ave., Paducah, KY
Phone Number: 270.575.5477
Improve this listing

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 27 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 15
  • 7
    Very good
  • 4
  • 1
  • 0
Impressive, small museum

Loved the artifacts and the stories. We were greeted by a "confederate" soldier who challenged us to support a huge rifle, fixed with bayonet. It was a challenge - great photo op

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 12, 2015
Greeley, Colorado
Add Photo Write a Review

27 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Greeley, Colorado
Level Contributor
325 reviews
124 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

Loved the artifacts and the stories. We were greeted by a "confederate" soldier who challenged us to support a huge rifle, fixed with bayonet. It was a challenge - great photo op

Thank EssGeeKay
Elk Grove Village, Illinois
Level Contributor
73 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

This is an above average museum in a house that was made into an incredibly interesting and informative visit by the docent who gives the tour. He provided great background information about each item in the museum. I am not a Civil War history fanatic, but it do find it fairly interesting. After this visit, I can see why so... More 

1 Thank grzzz
Bath, Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
44 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

This was one of our favorite attractions visited on a recent trip to Paducah, second only to the Quilt Museum. The museum isn't huge, but what it lacks in size, it makes up for in character and content. For a modest admission donation of $5 per person, we received a personal tour with a museum volunteer who was extremely knowledgeable... More 

Thank Lisa52164
North Carolina Mountains, North Carolina
Level Contributor
38 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015

A lot of history, displays and antiques. Found it very interesting and run by volunteers dedicated to keeping our past alive.

Thank Ron R
Richardson, Texas
Level Contributor
122 reviews
64 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015

House is rather small and the docent told us much of the furniture was not original to the home but rather had been donated? There were some nice gun, rifle and sword displays and lots of documents if you enjoy reading those types of things. We spent maybe 20 minutes here.

Thank Seva L
Paducah, Kentucky
Level Contributor
100 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Do not leave town without visiting this Civil War Museum, Great place to bring your family to learn of our history. Please chech hours before visiting. Mainly open in afternoons. You will enjoy listening to your history tour guide. Very cost friendly for families!!!

Thank Tom S
Jasonville, Indiana
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Of the many historical locations I've visited, this was the most informed guided tour ever! Mr. Baxter knows his history, and all the back story, unique trivia, and inside perspective on the Civil War and the importance of Paducah in the outcome of this era in history. Could have listened to him for hours! He obviously enjoys his work!

1 Thank Deborah S
Russellville, Kentucky
Level Contributor
10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Small museum but full of history. Enjoyed the talk by the gentleman who runs the museum. Definitely worth the time to tour for anyone interested in the history of the Civil War.

Thank helenmwilson
Level Contributor
90 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015 via mobile

This was the last day of our Civil War explore of Mississippi. We were on our way home and decided to spend a couple nights in Paducah. We thought we'd be spending maybe an hour tops in the older house that has been made into a museum. Had we been just looking through the house on our own, that probably... More 

1 Thank Diane4Pat
Germantown, Tennessee, United States
Level Contributor
41 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

I have been a history buff since my first visit to Shiloh National Military Park in the early 70's. I love looking at old houses and to hear the stories of the people that resided there. it is a small 5 buck fee. I paid 10 because I want to see this place again when I return. The older gentleman... More 

1 Thank David G

Travelers who viewed Lloyd Tilghman House and Civil War Museum also viewed


Been to Lloyd Tilghman House and Civil War Museum? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Lloyd Tilghman House and Civil War Museum and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from Lloyd Tilghman House and Civil War Museum staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?