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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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A wonderful museum about not only the often overlooked and little known....

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 24, 2014
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Trenton, Michigan
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

This modest but authentic slice of history was worth the time spent. The visit had a definite Paducah slant, which I appreciated. A great way to spend a few hours.

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Manteno, Illinois
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Stopped by this Museum when in Paducah for the Quilt show. Our group learned lots of little known facts about the Civil War and loved the upstairs tour with the quilts.

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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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42 reviews 42 reviews
24 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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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102 reviews 102 reviews
55 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 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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38 reviews 38 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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