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, a bow and arrows owned by Geronimo and Gen. George Armstrong Custer's ivory-handled Colt pistols. Other noteworthy objects include a surplus grave marker from the Battle of Little Bighorn, a first edition of Uncle Tom's Cabin and the arrest warrant issued for Mary Todd Lincoln.
The museum houses of one of the largest collections of toy soldiers and historic miniatures on permanent public display in the world, The Stewart Collection. Other exhibitions feature bourbon whiskey, the Lewis and Clark expedition, Hunter S. Thompson and White Christmas.
The first stop on the Kentucky Bourbon Trail, the museum offers The Spirits of Kentucky display which features an in-depth look at Bourbon whiskey. 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exhibition traces the temperance movement from 1920 until the 1933 ratification of the 21st Amendment, which repealed the 18th Amendment's ban on alcohol.
Guided tours are available. Food is available. Time: Allow 2 hours minimum.