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Octagon Hall Museum

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Address: 6040 Bowling Green Rd, Franklin, KY 42134-9603
Phone Number: 270 586 9343

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Civil War & Paranormal History

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Vicksburg, Michigan
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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27 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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114 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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12 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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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117 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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 stars 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
Ocoee, Florida
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89 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

I first heard about this house when I was in elementary school, and I always wanted to see it in person.. It was fascinating to see the only surviving octagonal house in Kentucky. This house, was occupied by both Confederate and Union troops. There was much to see and learn about the way the war affected the property and the... More 

1 Thank vlaney
Kansas City, MO
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16 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

Our paranormal group rented the Octagon Hall for an overnight ghost hunt and got there a little early to tour the place. The history regarding this home makes it worth the visit in itself; it is detailed, authentic, and on display. I was impressed at the amount of historical items and documents scattered throughout the house. The society who manages... More 

2 Thank blueeyez58
Dahlonega, Georgia
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222 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Easy to find, just get off the interstate and continue down hwy 31W. The volunteers were friendly, and shared stories about what they've experienced since being there. Self-guided tour of the three-floor house (which contains quite a few artifacts) and the grounds, just $5. Unfortunately, the house could use some cleaning and a little more care could be taken in... More 

1 Thank Travelingfrom865

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