Ranked #4 of 19 attractions in Paducah
Category: Historic Sites; History Museums
This wonderful Museum, Paducah's oldest and ONLY general history Museum, is housed in the block long 1905 Market House in the...
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, which illustrate Paducah's rich cultural and historic heritage. Explore a time line beginning with Native American residents, through Paducah's founding by famous explorer William Clark in 1827, and view the original hand drawn town maps and land grants signed by Clark. Also experience the magnificence of the complete DuBois Robertson Drug store woodwork interior... a hand carved masterpiece from 1877...and gaze through the colorful panes of the original stained glass windows. On permanent display is the town's first motorized fire truck (a 1913 LaFrance), an extensive civil war display including furniture used by the Lincoln's, Generals US Grant and Lew Wallace (of Ben Hur fame.) A very special quilt made by Mrs Robert E Lee is also on display.