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Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History

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The History Center fee includes the old capitol and military museum

The History Center fee includes the old capitol and military museum for a very reaonable fee ($8... read more

Reviewed November 14, 2018
Bill L
Buffalo, New York
A wonderful visit!

Very informative & descriptive history of Kentucky throughout the years, with excellent exhibits... read more

Reviewed October 17, 2018
Hermitage, Tennessee
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The Kentucky Historical Society is the place to turn for anything related to Kentucky history. Our history campus in historic downtown Frankfort includes the premier library for Kentucky genealogy research, interactive exhibits that tell Kentucky's...more
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100 W Broadway St, Frankfort, KY 40601-1931
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Reviewed November 14, 2018

The History Center fee includes the old capitol and military museum for a very reaonable fee ($8). The history museum is excellent and you must take the tour of the old capitol (ask for David)

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Bill L
Reviewed October 17, 2018

Very informative & descriptive history of Kentucky throughout the years, with excellent exhibits & artifacts to help better understand the State history. The staff on site were very helpful & accommodating with any questions & direction. Parking is free and simple right across the railroad...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank bam_and_maize
Reviewed September 16, 2018

I parked across the street and to find reasonable prices for admission to not just the museum but a few other local attractions like the Old State Capitol. The museum had a chronological history of KY with fascinating exhibits. There was also a gallery with...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Dewayne P
Reviewed August 20, 2018

The fairly new building is only a block from the old capitol building. Buying tickets here also gives you access to the old capitol building and a near museum of military history. It has many interesting pieces of old farm equipment, clothing, maps, etc. Not...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank HaroldLVaughn
Reviewed July 22, 2018

The library and exhibitions are very well done! The purpose of our trip was for genealogy; the library is the best I have seen for this. The staff were so helpful! The library exhibit, currently photographs of free towns in the 30s and 40s, was...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank nightingale1972
Reviewed July 10, 2018 via mobile

This is one of Frankfort's newest historical buildings. They have a walk thru of history from earlier times to the present. It is enjoyable and gives you a honest idea of what it was like in each period. In addition, they have another gigantic room...More

Date of experience: July 2018
2  Thank James G
Reviewed July 4, 2018

This Kentucky Historical Society museum houses an impressive display of Kentucky history artifacts and information. It covers the period from pioneer days to the 21st century. The $8 admission price would be a great value for this museum alone. But the admission fee also includes...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank James G
Reviewed June 25, 2018

The museum focuses on Kentucky history - starting with the first indigenous settlers, working their way up to the 21st century. Some of the best items of interest are marked with a "Staff Favorite" banner. Be sure you see Abraham Lincoln's pocket watch. A lot...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Pinkukfan
Reviewed May 1, 2018

I thought this was a very well done museum taking you from Kentucky's prehistoric history to modern times. It has lots of hands-on exhibits for the kids (or the kids at heart) too. It's also a research facility where you can search your genealogy. The...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank cheryl h
Reviewed April 8, 2018

From the spherical to the lyrical to the spiritual to the actual the path of Kentucky wends through this museum beautifully. Utterly well done.

Date of experience: April 2018
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