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Hardin County History Museum

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Address: 201 West Dixie Avenue, Elizabethtown, KY 42701
Phone Number: 270 763 8339
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Hardin Co KY History Museum Genealogy Gem

A wonderful, cozy place with in-depth historical and genealogical information gems, some available to copy and some to purchase. Staff are knowledgeable, supportive, and most... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Marilyn G
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Pearland, Texas, United States
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Pearland, Texas, United States
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24 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A wonderful, cozy place with in-depth historical and genealogical information gems, some available to copy and some to purchase. Staff are knowledgeable, supportive, and most creative in helping you to find the history you seek. Much of this information is not digitized, so visiting this museum opens your eyes to the rich, diverse history of this area that was an... More 

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Ballwin, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Hardin County History Museum is a real gem. It is located in what was the Post Office when I was a girl. The displays bring back such wonderful memories, and I have learned oh, so much history that I didn't know before visiting here. The staff is wonderful. Especially Elvin Smith, Jr., a lifelong friend, who gives of his time,... More 

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Cecilia, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016

What a way to spend a free day with your kids, excellent museum.... Great place to take the kids to learn about Hardin County and Kentucky and yes it is FREE.... So there is no reason to check out this gem hiding in the ruff in Elizabethtown Kentucky... Close to little shops to round off your day ENJOY...

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Ankeny, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016

The Harding County History Museum is very will organized having very unique, interesting, and neat displays. Admission is free, free will offering, so the price is right. Take your time and enjoy the displays, history and clean atmosphere.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2016

We were bored and had never been, so we decided to check it out to see if our 6 year old boy would find it interesting. It was kinda cool seeing some of the old stuff but in certain parts it smelled real bad from all the old clothing I'm guessing. But older children would probably enjoy it and older... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2016 via mobile

Took the family here while we waited for the Christmas Parade to start. The staff was not only extremely friendly, but very knowledgeable. We have a 18 year old, 14 ye old, and 4 year old and they all had a great time. To keep the little ones preoccupied they even have hidden the alphabet blocks throughout the museum and... More 

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Elizabethtown, Kentucky
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

I visited the Hardin County History Museum located in downtown Elizabethtown, KY. I was pleasantly surprised at the amount of displays and information that has been archived here. The staff was helpful and answered all my questions. I definitely plan to return here. make sure you have sufficient time to enjoy this excellent facility.

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Elizabethtown, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015 via mobile

The museum contains lots of interesting local pieces to go along with the stories behind them. A fun and educational experience for anyone wanting to learn about our county.

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Elizabethtown, Kentucky
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015 via mobile

My daughter and I really liked it. Very educational. I really want to go back since i learned a ghost hunter show filmed there.

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Louisville, KY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

They're still building their collection, but this facility is certainly worth the visit for someone interested in Central Kentucky history. Collections dating back to Hardin County's earliest days. And there's no admission charge

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