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Museums in Kentucky

Name Location Region Area of study
1817 Saddle Factory Museum Russellville South Central Kentucky Industry
Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park Hodgenville Derby Region Biographical
Adsmore Princeton Western Waterlands Living
African American Heritage Center Franklin South Central Kentucky African American
American Cave Museum Horse Cave South Central Kentucky Natural history
American Saddlebred Museum Lexington Bluegrass Natural history
Ashland, The Henry Clay Estate Lexington Bluegrass Historic house
Auburn Museum Auburn South Central Kentucky Local history
Aviation Heritage Park Bowling Green South Central Kentucky Aviation
Aviation Museum of Kentucky Lexington Bluegrass Aviation
Bardstown Historical Museum Bardstown Derby Region Local history
Barlow House Museum Barlow Western Waterlands Historic house
Barren River Imaginative Museum of Science Bowling Green South Central Kentucky Science
Barthell Coal Mining Camp Whitley City South Central Kentucky Mining
Behringer-Crawford Museum Covington Northern Kentucky Local history
Bell County Coal Mine and Museum Middlesboro Daniel Boone Country Mining
Bell County Historical Society Museum Middlesboro Daniel Boone Country Local history
Ben E. Clement Mineral Museum Marion Western Waterlands Natural history
Bibb House Museum Russellville South Central Kentucky Historic house
Big Bone Lick State Park Big Bone Northern Kentucky Natural history
Big Sandy Heritage Center Pikeville Kentucky's Appalachians Local history
Bill Monroe Museum Rosine Bluegrass, Blues & Barbecue region Biographical
BitterSweet Cabin Museum Renfro Valley Daniel Boone Country Open air
Black History Gallery Elizabethtown Derby Region African American
Blue Heron Coal Mining Camp Blue Heron South Central Kentucky Mining
Blue Licks Battlefield State Park Mount Olivet Northern Kentucky Local history
Bluegrass Heritage Museum Winchester Bluegrass Local history
Bluegrass Motorcycle Museum Rosine Bluegrass, Blues & Barbecue region Transportation
Bluegrass Railroad and Museum Versailles Bluegrass Railroad
Bobby Davis Museum and Park Hazard Daniel Boone Country Local history
Breathitt County Museum Jackson Daniel Boone Country Local history
Breckinridge County Historical Society Museum Hardinsburg Derby Region Local history
Brennan House & Medical Office Museum Louisville Derby Region Historic house
Brown-Pusey House Elizabethtown Derby Region Historic house
Bullitt County History Museum Shepherdsville Derby Region Local history
Butler-Turpin State Historic House Carrollton   Historic house
C.B. Caudill Store & History Center Blackey Daniel Boone Country Local history
Caldwell County Railroad Museum Princeton Western Waterlands Railroad
Callahan Museum of the American Printing House for the Blind Louisville Derby Region Cultural
Camp Breckinridge Museum & Arts Center Morganfield Bluegrass, Blues & Barbecue region Historic site
Camp Nelson Civil War Heritage Park Nicholasville Bluegrass Civil War
Cane Ridge Meeting House & Barton Warren Stone Museum Paris Bluegrass Religious
Capital City Museum Frankfort Bluegrass Local history
Civil War Museum of the Western Theater Bardstown Derby Region Multiple
Cloverfork Museum Highsplint Daniel Boone Country Local history
Cloverport Depot Museum Cloverport Derby Region Local history
Coal Miners' Museum Van Lear Kentucky's Appalachians Mining
Columbus-Belmont State Park Columbus Western Waterlands Civil War
Conrad-Caldwell House Louisville Derby Region Historic house
Constitution Square State Historic Site Danville Bluegrass Open air
Creation Museum Petersburg Northern Kentucky Religious
Crittenden County Historical Museum Marion Western Waterlands Local history
Cumberland Gap National Historical Park Middlesboro Daniel Boone Country History
Cumberland Inn Museum Williamsburg Daniel Boone Country Multiple
Cynthiana-Harrison County Museum Cynthiana Bluegrass Local history
David A. Zegeer Coal-Railroad Museum Jenkins Daniel Boone Country Mining
Dawson Springs Museum and Art Center Dawson Springs Bluegrass, Blues & Barbecue region Local history
Dinsmore Homestead Burlington Northern Kentucky Historic house
Don F. Pratt Memorial Museum Fort Campbell Western Waterlands Military
Duncan Center Greenville Bluegrass, Blues & Barbecue region Multiple
Duncan Tavern Historical Center Paris Bluegrass Historic site
East Kentucky Science Center Prestonsburg Kentucky's Appalachians Science
Elkhorn City Railroad Museum Elkhorn City Kentucky's Appalachians Railroad
Embroidery Museum and Resource Center Louisville Derby Region Textile
Ephraim McDowell House Danville Bluegrass Historic house
Explorium of Lexington Lexington Bluegrass Children's
Fairholme (John Street Home) Cadiz Western Waterlands Historic house
Farmington Historic Plantation Louisville Derby Region Historic house
Federal Hill Bardstown Derby Region Historic house
Fleming County Covered Bridge Museum Flemingsburg Bluegrass Local history
Floyd Collins Museum Cave City South Central Kentucky Biographical
Fordsville Depot Museum Fordsville Bluegrass, Blues & Barbecue region Multiple
Forkland Abraham Lincoln and Community Center Museum Forkland Bluegrass Local history
Fort Boonesborough State Park Boonesborough Bluegrass Fort
Frazier International History Museum Louisville Derby Region Military
Friendship School Campbellsville Daniel Boone Country School
Garrard County Jail Museum Lancaster Bluegrass Prison
General George Patton Museum of Leadership Fort Knox Derby Region Biographical
Georgetown & Scott County Museum Georgetown Bluegrass Local history
Glema Mahr Center for the Arts Madisonville Bluegrass, Blues & Barbecue region Art
Governor William Owsley House Lancaster Bluegrass Historic house
Great American Dollhouse Museum Danville Bluegrass Toy
Green River Female Academy Elkton   History
Hancock County Museum Hawesville Bluegrass, Blues & Barbecue region Local history
Hardin County History Museum Elizabethtown Derby Region Local history
Harland Sanders Café and Museum Corbin South Central Kentucky Food
Harriet Beecher Stowe Slavery to Freedom Museum Maysville Northern Kentucky Biographical
Hart County Historical Museum Munfordville South Central Kentucky Local history
Headley-Whitney Museum Lexington Bluegrass Art
Hickman County Museum Clinton Western Waterlands Local history
Hiestand House Museum Campbellsville Daniel Boone Country Historic house
Highlands Museum and Discovery Center Ashland Kentucky's Appalachians History
Historic Locust Grove Louisville Derby Region Historic house
Historic Railpark and Train Museum Bowling Green South Central Kentucky Railroad
Historic Washington, Kentucky Washington Northern Kentucky Open air
Historical Society of Hopkins County Museum Madisonville Bluegrass, Blues & Barbecue region Local history
Hopewell Museum Paris Bluegrass Multiple
Hunt-Morgan House Lexington Bluegrass Historic house
International Bluegrass Music Museum Owensboro Bluegrass, Blues & Barbecue region Cultural
Irvinton House Museum Richmond Bluegrass Local history
Jack Jouett House Historic Site Versailles Bluegrass Historic house
James A. Ramage Civil War Museum Fort Wright Northern Kentucky History
Janice Mason Art Museum Cadiz Western Waterlands Art
Jefferson Davis State Historic Site Fairview Western Waterlands Biographical
JFC Museum Danville Bluegrass Commodity
John James Audubon State Park Henderson Bluegrass, Blues & Barbecue region Art
Kentucky Coal Mining Museum Benham Daniel Boone Country Mining
Kentucky Derby Museum Louisville Derby Region Sports
Kentucky Folk Art Center Morehead Kentucky's Appalachians Art
Kentucky Gateway Museum Center Maysville Northern Kentucky Local history
Kentucky Governor's Mansion Frankfort Bluegrass Historic house
Kentucky Military History Museum Frankfort Bluegrass Military
Kentucky Museum Bowling Green South Central Kentucky History
Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft Louisville Derby Region Art
Kentucky Music Hall of Fame & Museum Renfro Valley Daniel Boone Country Music
Kentucky Railway Museum New Haven Derby Region Railroad
Kentucky River Museum Boonesborough Bluegrass Transportation
Knox Historical Museum Barbourville Daniel Boone Country Local history
Laurel Gorge Cultural Heritage Center Sandy Hook Kentucky's Appalachians Local history
Lexington History Center Lexington Bluegrass Multiple
Liberty Hall Historic Site Frankfort Bluegrass Historic house
Lincoln Heritage House Elizabethtown Derby Region Historic house
Lincoln Homestead State Park Springfield Derby Region Historic house
Lincoln Museum of Kentucky Hodgenville Derby Region Biographical
Lloyd Tilghman House & Civil War Museum Paducah Western Waterlands History
Lone Oak House Museum Hopkinsville Western Waterlands Historic house
Louisville Science Center Louisville Derby Region Science
Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory Louisville Derby Region Sports
Louisville Visual Art Association Louisville Derby Region Art
LSI Museum of Physical Security Nicholasville Bluegrass Commodity
Lyon County Museum Eddyville Western Waterlands Local history
Magoffin County Pioneer Village and Museum Salyersville Kentucky's Appalachians Open air
Mammoth Cave Wildlife Museum Cave City South Central Kentucky Natural history
Marie Stewart Museum & Craft Shop Hindman Daniel Boone Country Local history
Mary Todd Lincoln House Lexington Bluegrass Historic house
McCreary County Museum Stearns South Central Kentucky Local history
McLean County History & Genealogy Museum Calhoun Bluegrass, Blues & Barbecue region Local history
Mill Springs Battlefield Visitors Center and Museum Nancy South Central Kentucky Civil War
Morgan County History Museum West Liberty Kentucky's Appalachians Local history
Morris Toy Museum Carrsville Western Waterlands Toy
Mountain Homeplace Staffordsville Kentucky's Appalachians Living
Mountain Life Museum London Daniel Boone Country Open air
Muhammad Ali Center Louisville Derby Region Biographical
National Corvette Museum Bowling Green South Central Kentucky Automotive
National Quilt Museum Paducah Western Waterlands Textile
National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution Museum Louisville Derby Region Military
National Underground Railroad Museum Maysville Northern Kentucky Historic house
NKU Museum of Anthropology Highland Heights Northern Kentucky Anthropology
Northeastern Kentucky Museum Olive Hill Kentucky's Appalachians Local history
Octagon Hall Museum Franklin South Central Kentucky Historic house
Ohio County Museum Hartford Bluegrass, Blues & Barbecue region Open air
Ohio County Veterans’ Museum Hartford Bluegrass, Blues & Barbecue region Military
Old Fort Harrod State Park Harrodsburg Derby Region Open air
Old State Capitol Frankfort Bluegrass Historic site
Oldham County History Center La Grange Derby Region Local history
Oscar Getz Museum of Whiskey History Bardstown Derby Region Food
Owensboro Area Museum of Science & History Owensboro Bluegrass, Blues & Barbecue region Multiple
Owensboro Museum of Fine Art Owensboro Bluegrass, Blues & Barbecue region Art
Paducah Railway Museum Paducah Western Waterlands Railroad
Paradise Park Museum Complex Powderly Bluegrass, Blues & Barbecue region Open air
Parker Warner Historic Museum Providence Bluegrass, Blues & Barbecue region Local history
Pennyroyal Area Museum Hopkinsville Western Waterlands Local history
Perryville Battlefield State Historic Site Perryville Bluegrass Civil War
Portland Museum Louisville Derby Region Local history
Railway Museum of Greater Cincinnati Covington Northern Kentucky Railroad
Red River Historical Museum Clay City Daniel Boone Country Local history
River Heritage Museum Paducah Western Waterlands Maritime
Riverside, The Farnsley-Moremen Landing Louisville Derby Region Historic house
Riverview at Hobson Grove Bowling Green South Central Kentucky Historic house
Rob Morris Home La Grange Derby Region Historic house
Robert Penn Warren Birthplace Museum Guthrie Western Waterlands Biographical
Rosemary Clooney Museum Augusta Northern Kentucky Biographical
Royal Spring Park Georgetown Bluegrass Historic house
Samuel May House Living History Museum Prestonsburg Kentucky's Appalachians Historic house
Shaker Museum at South Union South Union South Central Kentucky Religious
Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill Pleasant Hill Bluegrass Living
Simpson County Archives and Museum Franklin South Central Kentucky Local history
South Central Kentucky Cultural Center Glasgow South Central Kentucky Local history
Speed Art Museum Louisville Derby Region Art
Swamp Valley Museum Menifee County Daniel Boone Country Local history
Swope's Cars of Yesteryear Museum Elizabethtown Derby Region Automotive
The Filson Historical Society Louisville Derby Region Local history
Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History Frankfort Bluegrass History
Thomas Edison House Louisville Derby Region Biographical
U.S. 23 Country Music Highway Museum Paintsville Kentucky's Appalachians Music
University of Kentucky Art Museum Lexington Bluegrass Art
Vent Haven Museum Fort Mitchell Northern Kentucky Puppet
Waveland State Historic Site Lexington Bluegrass Historic house
White Hall State Historic Site Richmond Bluegrass Historic house
Whitehall House & Gardens Louisville Derby Region Historic house
Whitney Young Birthplace and Museum Simpsonville Derby Region Biographical
Wickland Bardstown Derby Region Historic house
Wickliffe Mounds Wickliffe Western Waterlands Archaeology
William Clark Market House Museum Paducah Western Waterlands Local history
William Crenshaw Kennedy, Jr. Memorial Museum Monticello Daniel Boone Country Local history
William S. Webb Museum of Anthropology Lexington Bluegrass Anthropology
William Whitley House State Historic Site Stanford Bluegrass Historic house
Wolfe County Historical Museum Campton Daniel Boone Country Local history
Woody Winfree Fire-Transportation Museum Hopkinsville Western Waterlands Transportation
Wrather West Kentucky Museum Murray Western Waterlands Local history
Yeiser Art Center Paducah Western Waterlands Art

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