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Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History

100 W Broadway St, Frankfort, KY 40601-1931
+1 502-564-1792
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Kentucky History

This is one of Frankfort's newest historical buildings. They have a walk thru of history from... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
James G
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Frankfort, Kentucky
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Impressive Display of Kentucky History Artifacts and Information

This Kentucky Historical Society museum houses an impressive display of Kentucky history artifacts... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
James G
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Lexington, Kentucky
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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 stories from prehistoric to current times, educational activities for all ages and more.
  • Excellent76%
  • Very good19%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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Hours Today: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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100 W Broadway St, Frankfort, KY 40601-1931
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+1 502-564-1792
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

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Reviewed 1 May 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

Thank cheryl h
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Reviewed 8 April 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.

Thank TomBardstownKentucky
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Reviewed 21 February 2018

This is a great opportunity to learn quite a lot about the Bluegrass state. The exhibits are exciting, informative and provide opportunities for hands-on learning. Love the portrait gallery for the state's governors.

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Reviewed 7 September 2017

Perfect outing for a Kentucky history class, or just a leisurely trip. Many exciting and informative displays.

Thank Chuck M
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Reviewed 7 September 2017

I was fortunate to get to go with my great nephew's class for a tour of the center. Their displays are interesting, interactive and kept the fourth graders attention well to the end. That's not an easy task! I like that it highlights the diverse...More

Thank Teresa R
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Reviewed 6 July 2017 via mobile

Our family so enjoyed this museum and learned so much. The exhibit on slavery in KY was very moving. There is something for all ages, we will definitely go back.

1  Thank Familytravlerof7
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Reviewed 27 June 2017

This is a great place for all ages. Very interactive and hands on. Always a rotating exhibit going on in the Gallery room as well.

Thank jtingle2
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