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Lloyd Tilghman House and Civil War Museum

631 Kentucky Ave., Paducah, KY
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Ranked #9 of 19 Attractions in Paducah
Type: History Museums
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Paducah, Kentucky
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36 reviews 36 reviews
25 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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38 reviews 38 reviews
25 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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
22 helpful votes 22 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
15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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
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
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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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Lexington, Tennessee
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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Agoura Hills, California
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59 reviews 59 reviews
33 attraction reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2013

Like the one in Charleston, SC, this was a small but well-stocked museum of the War Between the States. Unlike the one in Charleston, however, which had only a fee taker, the Lloyd Tilghman Museum furnished a highly knowledable guide with a couple of (I think) unpaid friends who made it very interesting. They were all intrigued to learn that... More

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Nashville, Tennessee
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88 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

I can not say a lot about this place except that I did not get to see it. I was there on a Saturday in October 2012 during the posted time but no one came to the door. I knocked and rang the door bell but no luck. I would suggest calling before making a visit.

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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2012

The museum is interesting and still in the process of adding more. The tour guide was very knowledgeable. There was a $5 fee per person.

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