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Sons of the American Revolution Genealogical Research Library

Open Now: 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Open today: 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
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One of Louisville's Gems!

If you're interested in Revolutionary War ancestors or just history, you will love the SAR library... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Impressive Library and Staff

This library is amazing with its many resources and friendly, professional staff. The staff went... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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1 week ago
“One of Louisville's Gems!”
2 weeks ago
“Impressive Library and Staff”
Discover your family heritage at the SAR Genealogical Research Library, located in a late 19th century building in the heart of Louisville's "Museum Row". With over 55,000 items in the collection, including family histories, state records, and...more
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809 W Main St, Louisville, KY 40202-2619
+1 502-589-1776
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Reviewed 1 week ago

If you're interested in Revolutionary War ancestors or just history, you will love the SAR library in downtown Louisville, KY. Their massive collection is beautifully arranged with plenty of space for research, and you will find friendly, knowledgeable staff to help you navigate. Last night,...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This library is amazing with its many resources and friendly, professional staff. The staff went out of their way to help and it was evident that they all love working there. The book collections and online resources were more than I expected. If you go...More

Thank Stephanie C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very passionate staff! An opportunity to engage with history! Great resource in the heart of Louisville!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The staff was wonderful from the time I entered the door. Research staff was so knowledgeable. The resources are outstanding much more than I expected to fine. I am sure I will make another trip soon.

1  Thank traumch
Reviewed 16 August 2018 via mobile

For genealogy research this is a great place to search for your past. The staff was amazingly helpful. The librarian, Mr Hardesty wine t above and beyond to find the source documents for which I was searching. I will be back to continue my research...More

1  Thank Charlie3446
Reviewed 4 August 2018

I've been interested in Colonial and Revolutionary family history since 2013 and am sorry I waited 5 years to visit the SAR Library, where I just spent a very enjoyable 3-1/2 hours. The Library Director generously spent time to help me get acquainted with the...More

1  Thank MwSons
Reviewed 27 June 2018 via mobile

These folks in the Family History library were very helpful! The $5 admission was well worth the amount of time and service I received.

1  Thank Susan G
Reviewed 10 June 2016

We came down from Maryland to do some additional research on our Patriots. Unfortunately, their resources and information is very limited. Only stayed for an hour. We actually can find way more information through the DAR library in Washington, DC.

1  Thank Deborah H
Reviewed 17 July 2015

If I lived in Louisville, I'd be at this library constantly since I'm a history buff and also into family genealogy. It's a relatively small library, but I really liked the contents. And staff were as helpful as they could be. As it was, I...More

1  Thank 48NYSV
Reviewed 5 July 2015 via mobile

The society of the sons of the American Revolution have been in existence for over 125 years. During that time it's members have fostered and promoted the principles on which United States of America was founded. The SAR museum and library is one of the...More

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Nancy M
19 October 2017|
Response from Zac_Distel | Property representative |
Fundraising for the SAR Museum and Education Center is not complete and the gallery is currently being used as a teaching space for schools and special events by appointment only. To schedule a program in the gallery, please... More