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great history of the old Paducah and some of the founders and their lives and actions. Interesting... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Charles E
Hugo, Oklahoma, United States
Lovely Historical Museum

A good portion of the museum is displayed in the lovely wood cabinetry of a long closed drug store... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Indianapolis, Indiana
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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
+1 270-443-7759
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

Thank Charles E
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A good portion of the museum is displayed in the lovely wood cabinetry of a long closed drug store. Admission is minimal, this is a nice place to pass an hour.

Thank BatGuano30
Reviewed 14 May 2018

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

Thank RichGTraveling
Reviewed 4 May 2018

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.

Thank rickyk949
Reviewed 29 August 2017

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

2  Thank Stilsam
Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

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

2  Thank Lisa S
Reviewed 20 July 2017

This little museum really was a treasure. The woodwork or the pharmacy is amazing. We really enjoyed the civil war history room and the Allen Barkley Memorial Exhibit.

Thank KarenW3188
Reviewed 25 June 2017

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

3  Thank reviewerG1826JF
Reviewed 3 April 2017

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

Thank RoadTrip60076
Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

We lucked into driving through Paducah on opening day of the 2017 season. We did a fun scavenger hunt. Loved the full scale pharmacy and the fact it's in a meat market. Very cool.

Thank ahcanupp
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