River Heritage Museum

River Heritage Museum Contact

River Heritage Museum Board of Directors and Executive Committee

River Heritage Museum Chairman:

Glen Anderson
River Heritage Museum Vice Chairman
Jim Brockenborough
River Heritage Museum Secretary:
Alex Edwards
River Heritage Museum Treasurer:
Sonny Smith
River Heritage Museum Members-at-Large:
Bill Dyer
Roger L. Kellner
Capt. Buck Lay
Gerry Montgomery
River Heritage Museum Members:

Randell Blackburn
Amy Bramlitt
Jim Brockenborough
Greg Carlton
John Crivello
Hershel Dungey
John Eckstein
Steven Grinnell

Tina Hayes
Laurie Latham
Beverly McKinley
Delphine Operle
Ken Wheeler
Gene Whelan
Capt. Jeff Yates

River Heritage Museum PFS Board Liason:
Jason Coltharp
River Heritage Museum Ex-Officio Members:
Mary Hammond
Elaine Spalding
River Heritage Museum Emeritus Members:
Marvin Devers
W.W. Dyer (deceased)
Scott Garrett
John Goodhue
Shirley Hoy
Robert Petter, Jr.
Don Salsbury
Capt. Paul Streigel (deceased)
Capt. Leonard Wadlington
River Heritage Museum Executive Director:
Julie Harris

River Heritage Museum Ticket Prices

Location Hours Admission Prices

River Heritage Museum
117 S. Water St.
Paducah, KY 42001

270-575-9958

 

Monday - Saturday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Sunday (April-November)
1:00 - 5:00 PM

Adults - $5.00

Children - $3.00
(under 12)

Senior and Group Discounts Available

River Heritage Museum Exhibits

  1. River Heritage Museum Exhibits - Pilothouse Simulator
  2. River Heritage Museum Exhibits - Hidden Highways
  3. River Heritage Museum Exhibits - 24 Hours on the River
  4. River Heritage Museum Exhibits - Lock & Dam
  5. River Heritage Museum Exhibits - Hydroelectric Dam
  6. River Heritage Museum Exhibits - Flood Table
  7. River Heritage Museum Exhibits - Habitat Island
  8. River Heritage Museum Exhibits - Music Stations
  9. River Heritage Museum Exhibits - River Bottoms
  10. River Heritage Museum Exhibits - Dredge Boat Model
  11. River Heritage Museum Exhibits - 16-Minute River Film
  12. River Heritage Museum Exhibits - Restored 1920's Calliope
  13. River Heritage Museum Exhibits - 1937 Flood Photo Gallery

River Heritage Museum Events

  • River Heritage Museum Event - Art Studio Tour
    March 29 & 30
  • River Heritage Museum Event - Antique Festival
    April 25 & 26
  • River Heritage Museum Event - Festival/Flower Moon
    May 9
  • River Heritage Museum Event - Chili Cook-Off
    June 6
  • River Heritage Museum Event - Sunflower Festival
    July 18 & 19
  • River Heritage Museum Event - City Wide Yard Sale
    August 1
  • River Heritage Museum Event - National Night Out
    August 7
  • River Heritage Museum Event - Big River Days
    September 18 & 19
  • River Heritage Museum Event - Applefest
    October
  • River Heritage Museum Event - Art Studio Tour
    November
  • River Heritage Museum Event - Holiday Events
    November & December
  • River Heritage Museum Event - Eagle Days
    January 24 & 25

River Heritage Museum Hotels

  1. River Heritage Museum Hotel Name - Baymont Inn Metropolis/Near Harrahs Casino in Metropolis
  2. River Heritage Museum Hotel Name - Comfort Suites Paducah in Paducah
  3. River Heritage Museum Hotel Name - Holiday Inn Express Paducah, Ky in Paducah
  4. River Heritage Museum Hotel Name - Baymont Inn Paducah in Paducah
  5. River Heritage Museum Hotel Name - Super 8 Motel - Calvert City/Ky Lake Area in Calvert City
  6. River Heritage Museum Hotel Name - Holiday Inn Express Metropolis, Illinois in Metropolis
  7. River Heritage Museum Hotel Name - Comfort Inn Paducah in Paducah
  8. River Heritage Museum Hotel Name - SUPER 8 MOTEL - MAYFIELD in Mayfield
  9. River Heritage Museum Hotel Name - Comfort Inn Metropolis in Metropolis
  10. River Heritage Museum Hotel Name - Super 8 Motel - Metropolis in Metropolis
  11. River Heritage Museum Hotel Name - Best Western Paducah Inn in Paducah
  12. River Heritage Museum Hotel Name - Candlewood Suites PADUCAH in Paducah
  13. River Heritage Museum Hotel Name - Paducah Days Inn in Paducah
  14. River Heritage Museum Hotel Name - Econo Lodge in Paducah
  15. River Heritage Museum Hotel Name - Days Inn Calvert City in Calvert City
  16. River Heritage Museum Hotel Name - Courtyard By Marriott Paducah in Paducah
  17. River Heritage Museum Hotel Name - Pear Tree Inn Paducah in Paducah
  18. River Heritage Museum Hotel Name - Candlewood Suites PADUCAH in Paducah
  19. River Heritage Museum Hotel Name - Drury Suites Paducah in Paducah
  20. River Heritage Museum Hotel Name - Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Paducah in Paducah

River Heritage Museum History

The River Heritage Museum is located in Paducah’s down town. In that city it is located in oldest surviving antebellum building. This building is constructed with brick structure and double-pile. The first president was James Campbell and the cashier name was Adam Rankin. Between the years of 1870 and 1890 the main street was constructed.
Now the structured river heritage museum is three separate river front hotels. In the year of 1890, Henry A. Peter buys that building and opened a hardware business. The Peter family sold the building property to the city of Paducah in 1995. In the year of 1996 it was gave to Seamen’s Church Institute as lease.
Then Seamen’s Church Institute renovates the building as beauty of the antebellum structure, that renovation building looking good. Now that building is entrance to the river heritage museum.

River Heritage Museum Expansion

In the year of 1989, Paducah's Mayor appointed to develop the river heritage museum. The mayor makes a small committee. From this committee the river heritage museum was born.
In the year 2003, the river heritage museum opened several exhibits. In that historic building, it occupy on Water Street. Now the river heritage museum visitors are 10,000 peoples per year.
In 2008, committee people develop the river heritage museum much better than previous years. They think master plan form dramatic expansion of to grow the visiting people from 10,000 to 100,000 per year. For this development they providing fund around $24 millions and another $10 millions for an operational endowment.
Now the river heritage attraction is becoming a major tourism in USA. The visitors to museum are 100,000 people per month.

River Heritage Museum New Exhibits

  • Barge Loader
  • Hydroelectric Dam
  • Lock & Dam