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Sons of the American Revolution Genealogical Research Library

809 W Main St, Louisville, KY 40202-2619
+1 502-589-1776
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Not What We Expected!

We came down from Maryland to do some additional research on our Patriots. Unfortunately, their... read more

Reviewed 10 June 2016
Deborah H
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Frederick, MD
Wonderful Library for American History and Genealogical Research

If I lived in Louisville, I'd be at this library constantly since I'm a history buff and also into... read more

Reviewed 17 July 2015
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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 online databases, there is something for even the most seasoned researcher to explore! Adjoining the library is the Mary & James S. Craik Special Collections Room, a small gallery featuring artifacts from the era of the American Revolution. Admission- $5 for general public. Free for SAR, spouses of SAR, DAR, C.A.R., and SR members and Friends of the SAR Library. Parking- metered spots are located on Main St. in front of the Library and paid parking is available at the Kentucky Science Center lot at 8th and Washington St., the Louisville Slugger Museum and Factory garage at 8th and Main, and the Frazier History Museum lot at 9th and Washington. Hours- Monday through Friday: 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM 3rd Saturday of each month: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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9 Jun 2016
“Not What We Expected!”
17 Jul 2015
“Wonderful Library for American History and Genealogical Research”
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809 W Main St, Louisville, KY 40202-2619
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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
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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
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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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Reviewed 1 May 2015

Very excited to see the SAR building and the museum, but upon arrival was asked by Security? or Guide? what we were there for and we advised to see the artifacts and museum. He excused himself to ask his manager if that woud be "okay"....More

3  Thank plantlady63
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Reviewed 27 June 2014

I have used this library in the old location but it has only gotten better with the move to main street. Books, microfilm, micro-fish, manuscripts, the new museum next door will add to museum row!

2  Thank LewieD
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Reviewed 16 December 2012

Open staks which is great. Wonderful staff! I have done all my family research at this library. The SAR welcomes all to use their wonderful library. They have the complete Mayflower Books series. Good records for DAR. They can really help and guide you through...More

6  Thank betagirl67
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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
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