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Lloyd Tilghman House and Civil War Museum

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Address: 631 Kentucky Ave., Paducah, KY
Phone Number: 270.575.5477

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Not a mainstream museum

This museum was a collection of Civil War memorabilia and could only be understood with a guide. The documentation was poor. However the staff had a passion for this little museum... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed December 27, 2014
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Jerusalem, Israel
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117 reviews 117 reviews
39 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

This museum was a collection of Civil War memorabilia and could only be understood with a guide. The documentation was poor. However the staff had a passion for this little museum and were very willing to explain and answer questions

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Sunapee
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36 reviews 36 reviews
23 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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103 reviews 103 reviews
55 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 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
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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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42 reviews 42 reviews
26 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 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
20 helpful votes 20 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
94 helpful votes 94 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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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
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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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