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This wonderful Museum, Paducah's oldest and ONLY general history Museum, is housed in the block long 1905 Market House in the center of Paducah's historic downtown area. The Museum houses some of the finest and most unusual artifacts in the area...more
121 Market House Sq, Market House Square, Paducah, KY 42001-0789
great history of the old Paducah and some of the founders and their lives and actions. Interesting that Ky. was half Union and half confederate. Has the original pharmacy from the early 1800s in it. Great for history buffs.
There were dozens of stories about natives, and Paducah, and the rivers. I especially liked the pharmacy items from the 19th century (real chloroform!). Stories about the military, famous women, Jews, Civil war, and Vice Presidents. small admission charge, but we ended up spending 1.5...More
Nice small museum well worth the small admission charge, area is very nice and historical. Easy access to other attractions and eating. Easy parking, staff is very nice and knowledgeable of area. Walking area surrounding museum is historical as well as the building itself.
The space is lovely, the staff are full of information and stories of Paducah, The woodwork in the 2 story building is something to see. We really enjoyed the video outlining the horrible flooding they experienced and rebuilt the town to be safe and bustling...More
This is a great little find and a way to get to know the history of Paducah. It's reasonably priced and takes about an hour to walk through the whole place.
My only complaint is that an audio tour would help break up all of...More
Based on the name of the museum, I thought I would be learning about William Clark's contributions to the area as well as seeing some of Paducah's history Instead, I quickly realized the name is simply the name of the building. (When William Clark platted...More
This museum was a great find. It is a fairly quick trip, but worth a visit. The museum is filled with interesting local memorabilia and historical items. We really enjoyed the monthly scavenger hunt and the staff was very friendly and helpful. It was a...More