AAA Editor Notes
Frazier History Museum is at 829 W. Main St. at 9th St. The three-story museum brings history to life for visitors through exhibits, artifacts and live performances. A world-class collection of arms, armor and related artifacts are displayed. The Frazier Collection includes such objects as Theodore Roosevelt's “big stick” rifle, the family bible of pioneer Daniel Boone, a bow owned by Geronimo, and Gen. George Armstrong Custer's ivory-handled Colt pistols. The story of the Lewis and Clark Expedition is shared in the Lewis and Clark Experience and features an up-close look at a Thomas Jefferson Peace Medal and many of the actual tools that survived the 7,000-mile journey.
Leading up to a 2018 expansion, the museum—an initial stop on the Kentucky Bourbon Trail—offers The Spirits of the Bluegrass: Prohibition and Kentucky. The interactive and educational exhibition traces the temperance movement from 1920 until the 1933 ratification of the 21st Amendment, which repealed the 18th Amendment's ban on alcohol.
Note: An expansion about bourbon history is scheduled for 2018; the museum remains open. Phone ahead for updates.
Guided tours are available. Food is available. Time: Allow 2 hours minimum.