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History buffs and gun enthusiasts will find many interesting items at the Frazier Kentucky History Museum, located at 829 W. Main St., in the West Main District of downtown Louisville. As an affiliate to the Smithsonian Institution, the interactive museum features over 1,000 years of history spread out over three large floors. The permanent exhibits include weapons, armor, historical documents, world leader memorabilia, and toy soldiers. The museum also provides daily historical interpretation performances, hosts and curates many temporary exhibits and special events.
Visitors enter through a glass passageway, known as “The Cube” at 825 W. Main Street. The museum’s first floor consists of the Brown-Forman Theatre, the Kentucky Bourbon Trail Welcome Center, the Marshall Charitable Foundation Education Center, and the Museum Store. The second and third floors contain temporary exhibits, creative meeting rooms, the Stewart Historic Miniatures Collection and The Spirit of Kentucky—both permanent exhibits.
A few of the museum’s most prized possessions include Theodore Roosevelt’s “Big Stick,” George Washington’s rifle, George Armstrong Custer’s pistols, Geronimo’s bow and arrows, and a first edition copy of Uncle Tom’s Cabin.
Onsite, The Kentucky Bourbon Trail Welcome Center helps visitors plan their trips to distilleries and divulges the best spots in the state to taste Bourbon. The Frazier Kentucky History museum is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday. On Sundays, the museum is open from noon to 5 p.m. General admission costs $12 for seniors, $14 for adults, and $10 for children 5-17. Children 4 years and under are free.
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