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Louisville History and Research Resources

A guide to Louisville history and research resources. Includes information on Louisville’s historical figures, attractions, monuments, and landmarks, as well as a directory and profiles of Louisville’s libraries and research facilities.

What is the Bourbon Trail?
Learn about Kentucky history by exploring the Bourbon Trail.

Historic Locust Grove

Frazier History Museum
The best historical museum in the region

Louisville Stoneware
Louisville Stoneware has been producing and selling pottery since 1815.

Creasey Mahan Nature Preserve
A nature center outside of Louisville, KY.

Seelbach Hotel
The Seelbach is a slice of Louisville history.

Relics of Louisville History
This is a place to share relics of Louisville history--things that were once a part of our city but are now gone.

Top Louisville Museums
Visiting Louisville museums is a fun and educational activity that can be enjoyed by people of all ages throughout the year.

Louisville Ghost Tours
Louisville Ghost Tours is a local group that offers walking tours of the haunted buildings of Downtown Louisville. A guide takes tour participants to several Louisville landmarks, telling stories of the city's haunted past along the way.

Farmington Historic Plantation
Farmington is a historic plantation that was built for John and Lucy Speed in the early 1800s from a plan that is believed to have been prepared by Thomas Jefferson.

Kentucky Show
Kentucky Show is a 32-minute long film about Kentucky that is shown in a 100-seat theater at the Kentucky Center for the Arts.

Historic Corydon Walking Tour
Explore Historic Corydon, Indiana's original state capitol, by taking this hour-long walking tour.

Ornate and Exquisite: The Louisville Palace
See performers at this ornate piece of Louisville history.

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