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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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Great history of Kentucky

Looking for something to do on a cold dreary day? this is it. If you enjoy history, this is a... read more

Reviewed 31 December 2016
Bobby H
Vine Grove, Kentucky
What a nice surprise

This was suggested to us by the gentlemen in the military museum down the street. $4 admission... read more

Reviewed 27 October 2016
Burns, Tennessee
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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.
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  • Very good17%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
100 W Broadway St, Frankfort, KY 40601-1931
+1 502-564-1792
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Reviewed 31 December 2016

Looking for something to do on a cold dreary day? this is it. If you enjoy history, this is a great place. being from Ky all of my life i really enjoyed it. Just so much to see. farming, coal mining, politics, religion, great depression,...More

Thank Bobby H
Reviewed 27 October 2016

This was suggested to us by the gentlemen in the military museum down the street. $4 admission gets you into 3 sites....this one, the military museum and the old capitol building . Best bargain around. Their displays are very well done and comprehensive. For families...More

Thank heartintennessee
Reviewed 25 October 2016

When we arrived we weren't sure what to expect, but I can say our family was quite surprised! The admission price for us to go in was quite reasonable. The information you will read may surprise you about the history of Kentucky. It was cool...More

Thank Marsi M
Reviewed 3 October 2016

Kentucky history at its best is found here. This is a self guided experience so you can take as much time as you like or as little. But somehow you get caught up in your travel through time and enjoy every minute of it learning...More

Thank pprff
Reviewed 25 September 2016

I was going through town and saw this and stopped. Well worthwhile. $4 to get. The exhibits start with information from thousands of years ago and goes up to present. very interesting exhibits, with items and facts from the time. Be sure to go to...More

Thank lagiant
Reviewed 11 September 2016

We visited and spent 3 hours. Tracing Kentucky history primarily from colonial time forward. There were good exhibits about the settlement of Kentucky, crops, bourbon, the depression, coal mining, the civil war, slavery, Kentucky industry and music. There are holes but cannot be avoided given...More

Thank JayManCard
Reviewed 4 September 2016

We was in Kentucky at Shriner's for children. We decide to go to Frankfort to see this center. We was not let down, the staff of the center was great. There was a gentleman that gave us a tour of the Old State Capital, he...More

Thank 561dennisw
Reviewed 13 August 2016

Our schedule did not allow for a proper visit. I am including this review because even though I could stay as long as I wanted to - I can report it is a must visit, well done, and I will be back on my next...More

Thank JeffBreedlove
Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

Huge with tons of KY artifacts and lots of stuff to look at, great for kids and adults! Simply incredible views and awesome to look at!

Thank Zachary B
Reviewed 28 July 2016 via mobile

The fee was $4 for adults, that includes the museum, a guide(well informed) that takes you to the old capital building, and entrance into the Kentucky military history museum. All had air conditioning.

Thank cheryl b
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