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Frazier History Museum

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Address: 829 West Main Street, Louisville, KY 40202
Phone Number: +1 502 753 5663
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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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The Frazier History Museum is a world-class museum that provides an...

The Frazier History Museum is a world-class museum that provides an unforgettable journey through history with ever-changing and interactive exhibits, daily performances by costumed interpreters and engaging special events and programs. To complement our amazing permanent collection, which includes thousands of items from famous world leaders and one of the country's largest toy soldier displays, the Frazier Museum offers an ever-changing selection of intriguing temporary exhibits. Every day, we offer live historic performances, bringing visitors face to face with some of the people and events that changed the world forever, as well as with average people whose moving and important stories you've probably never heard. The Frazier Museum is located on downtown Louisville's "Museum Row" in a beautiful 100,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art facility originally called the "Doerhoefer Building," a late 19th century, Chicago-style commercial structure. The Frazier Museum has three floors of exhibits, an education center, Museum Store and tournament ring, as well as event spaces available for rent, including a beautiful Rooftop Garden featuring seasonal blooming flowers and our Fourth Floor Loft space that accommodates up to 360 people seated.

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Teachers admission is FREE!! (K-12 Kentucky & Indiana)

We enjoyed the displays and interactive exhibits very much. Several interesting objects, gift shop was reasonably priced. Will return with our older grandchildren. Probably not... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Sandie T
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Nashville, Tennessee, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We spent a few hours here and thought it was just OK. The interactive Lewis and Clark section was great and my kids really enjoyed it. But everything else was a little dry. Lot's of guns. If you're into that, you'll love it. I think my kids liked the gift shop most of all. It was somewhat interesting, but for... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We enjoyed the displays and interactive exhibits very much. Several interesting objects, gift shop was reasonably priced. Will return with our older grandchildren. Probably not great for under 8 years of age.

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Louisville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Since going the first time to see the Lewis and Clark expedition display we've been back multiple times. Well worth a yearly membership.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We wandered in here while waiting for Lousiville Slugger to open as it was free admission at the time. At the time of our visit they had a Prohibition exhibit that was well done with lots of in-depth information regarding local and national events during that time. The other exhibits seems designed for children (particularly the Lewis & Clark exhibit)... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

While I'm sure it is great for teenage boys and men, my kids were bored out of their minds, not to mention the expense, afternoon wasted!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We always come here in the summer and winter. They always have interesting things to see and lots of hands on type things --- like lifting barrel tops to see what's in there, or the real size teepee or dugout canoe. You will have to park in a lot, unless you are extremely lucky. We like to use the one... More 

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Kansas City, Missouri
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Some cool things if you have extra time in Louisville, but wouldn't do this over the more popular attractions. The Boubon exhibit was pretty interesting though and was a great supplement to all the tours/tastings we did.

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Fort Mitchell, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you want to learn. It took me about 2 hours. Everyone was nice. Louisville is a nice place to visit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped by this museum because it was part of a museum pass that we had purchased. So glad we did! The exhibits in the 3rd floor (Prohibition and then the Lewis and Clark one) were both very interactive, entertaining and informative. Very cute stuff in the museum shop too.

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FrazierMuseum829, Public Relations Manager at Frazier History Museum, responded to this review

We are so glad you enjoyed the Frazier Museum! More 

Louisville, Kentucky
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a nice time.very informative. Parking a little hard to find. recently updated. reasonably priced, nice way to spend an hour or two.

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FrazierMuseum829, Public Relations Manager at Frazier History Museum, responded to this review

Thanks for visiting, we are glad you enjoyed your time! More 

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