Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History

100 W. Broadway St.
Frankfort, KY 40601- Map It
(502) 564-1792

AAA Editor Notes

Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History, at 100 W. Broadway St., features interactive displays interpreting distinct periods in Kentucky’s history. The museum’s permanent exhibit, A Kentucky Journey, traces the state’s chronology from prehistoric times to the present. From the first Kentuckians (dating to 10,000 B.C.) through the state’s frontier and antebellum days, the Civil War and its aftermath, the beginning of the new century, the Depression era, World War II and up to the present, the exhibit depicts Kentucky’s story through artifacts, technology and sounds. Another exhibit spotlights famous Kentuckians and includes one of Muhammad Ali’s boxing robes and a suit belonging to bluegrass legend Bill Monroe. The Martin F. Schmidt Research Library is an extensive research library housing genealogy records. Outside the center’s gardens showcase native flowers and shrubs. Time: Allow 1 hour minimum.
(includes Kentucky Military History Museum and Old State Capitol) $4; $3 (military veterans); $2 (ages 6-18). Library free.
Hours: Wed. 10-4, Thurs. 10-8, Fri.-Sat. 10-5, Mar.-Dec. Closed major holidays. Phone ahead to confirm schedule.