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Octagon Hall Museum

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Address: 6040 Bowling Green Rd, Franklin, KY 42134-9603
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+1 270-586-9343

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Location for a nice family afternoon.

If you are interested in Civil War history, this is right up your alley. When my daughter moved to the area, my granddaughter insisted: "I HAVE to bring Uncle Roger (my... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 weeks ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

If you are interested in Civil War history, this is right up your alley. When my daughter moved to the area, my granddaughter insisted: "I HAVE to bring Uncle Roger (my brother) here, cause I KNOW he would love this place!". She is a teenager now & he drove down to KY with me when I wanted to see her... More 

Thank 83154
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 14, 2017

Took my parents and my daughter to the octagon house with a hit soldiers in war very interesting way they live and how they hit soldiers

Thank jennifer jeff F
Nashville, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 25, 2016

Went with some kids that needed something to do. It is an old house in the shape of an octogon. It has some history and is intresting, but it is not wel maintained and the owner is a bit of a nut. This place could be so much more if they cleaned it up and added some more activities. If... More 

Thank Noexit1
Saint Louis, Missouri
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31 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2016

This place seems a little sketchy at first, but turns out to be a safe and interesting stop. The place is a little run-down, but the house's past involves quite a bit of history. It is only $5, so not a bad stop. I'm not into paranormal, but for those who are, they would probably find the stop well above... More 

Thank umrbs91
Vicksburg, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2016 via mobile

We were on our way home from a long vacation & I saw this house. I always wanted to see it, since I like civil war and ghost stories. Only $5 a person and self guided tour. Bill is full of information and his dog Gracie was so sweet following you around. There is alot of pictures on the wall... More 

Thank DentalDiva67
Frankfort, Kentucky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 13, 2016 via mobile

Octagon Hall was so interesting and Bill, the Executive Director, is one of the nicest people you could ever meet. What an enjoyable day my best friend and I had there!

Thank obirar1
Whitetop, Virginia
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153 reviews
22 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 19, 2015

After hearing the Orphan Brigade at a music venue in Nashville, we simply HAD to see Octagon Hall. It's worth the trip. The place a steeped in history and every room has its own history. The story of Mary is tragic and deserves time to pause and think. The only negative is the amount of smoking that takes place within... More 

Thank VASusie58
Franklin, Kentucky
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2015

An ok place to visit if you are in the area and have five bucks to spend. Nothing to drive a long way to see, but not a bad place to take a break from driving and spend a half hour or so looking around.

1 Thank mcc0471
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16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2015 via mobile

The first time I visited, Octagon Hall had just days before been acquired by Billy B. and his brother. They welcomed us in and let us look around while they worked at getting books and artifacts organized. From our conversation then, they intended it to be a Civil War era museum. The place did seem a bit spooky to me,... More 

2 Thank Becky M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2015

Amazing for educational purposes, yet fun at the same time. I'd love to go there again with my family. I would hope to visit more places like this one!

Thank Jordyn W

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