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Frazier History Museum

829 W Main St, Louisville, KY 40202-2619
+1 502-753-5663
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Lewis & Clark Live

Only had two hours but it was well spent on the third floor, the home of the 1803-1805 expedition... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Penfield, New York
Visually Educational

Informative about the Lewis & Clark's expedition & the Prohibition Era. There is a trail to... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Deltona, Fl
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The Frazier History Museum is a world-class museum that provides an unforgettable journey through history with ever-changing and interactive exhibits, daily performances by costumed interpreters and engaging special events and programs. To complement our amazing permanent collection, which includes thousands of items from famous world leaders and one of the country's largest toy soldier displays, the Frazier Museum offers an ever-changing selection of intriguing temporary exhibits. Every day, we offer live historic performances, bringing visitors face to face with some of the people and events that changed the world forever, as well as with average people whose moving and important stories you've probably never heard. The Frazier Museum is located on downtown Louisville's "Museum Row" in a beautiful 100,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art facility originally called the "Doerhoefer Building," a late 19th century, Chicago-style commercial structure. The Frazier Museum has three floors of exhibits, an education center, Museum Store and tournament ring, as well as event spaces available for rent, including a beautiful Rooftop Garden featuring seasonal blooming flowers and our Fourth Floor Loft space that accommodates up to 360 people seated.
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829 W Main St, Louisville, KY 40202-2619
Central Business District
+1 502-753-5663
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Only had two hours but it was well spent on the third floor, the home of the 1803-1805 expedition. The story delightfully told with pictures, models, quizzes and hands on activities. Took a brief look at the prohibition story also told on this floor -...More

Thank johnsI9946UT
Reviewed 5 days ago

Informative about the Lewis & Clark's expedition & the Prohibition Era. There is a trail to simulate the expedition, along with taxidermist animals & their sounds. You can enjoy the hands-on exhibits along the way. We enjoyed a one-man live interpretation of part of Louisville's...More

Thank redundantecho
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

As others have shared, the Frazier offers great special exhibits; they are often spectacular and worth a special trip. However, without the British armory collection the museum itself is lacking draw. Hopefully, the museum staff is working to beef up permanent offerings.

Thank TedGev
Reviewed 1 week ago

I saw it just before it closed. They had a lot of costumes and props. The recreation of the Tribute Train was fantastic. It was wonderful and easy to get to in downtown.

Thank Cassysj
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had taken our teenage children to visit this attraction years ago when they had a traveling exhibit of Norman Rockwell works and amazing exhibits of armour. We expected to see the armour again but were very surprised. The current big exhibit is from the...More

Thank B.J H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

They always have different exhibits, so it's worth going back for. Have had a great experience every time and the kids always enjoy it as well.

Thank Andrea J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The museum is fairly small, but it is well presented/curated. The bourbon and prohibition exhibit is really interesting. I especially enjoyed the fashion part of the exhibit and the history of Ale8 (they had to do something when they couldn't distill commercially anymore). We enjoyed...More

Thank Annabella G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went to see the Hunger Games exhibition before it leaves Sept 10. It was awesome. Many costumes and props, and lots of information about the film locations and interactive features. We explored the remaining portion of the museum, many old toy soldiers and exhibits...More

Thank Keava W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great family museum to explore the history of Kentucky and Louis and Clark expedition, and bootlegging. The tour guide book for Louisville mentioned 2 hours, but there were a number of hands on exhibits that it took me about 3 hours to...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Enjoyed Hunger games exhibition. It was all we were interested in really. It was a bit expensive so you have to be a fan. We were suprised that 16 is classed as adult for entry. It is nicely located in the centre of town.

Thank Derek R
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DeAries P
10 October 2016|
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Response from kclavoie | Reviewed this property |
We used the city pass so it was discounted. If you plan to see more while in town look into that pass!