Kentucky Museum

1444 Kentucky Street | Bowling Green, KY 42101
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Monday - Saturday 9am-4pm, Sunday 1-4pm. Closed all major holidays.

If you think the Bluegrass state is only horses and bourbon, then step into this 80,000 sq. ft. museum dedicated to the history of Southern Kentucky. Housed in the historic Kentucky Building, highlights include the new Instruments of American Excellence exhibit featuring Tony Hawk, Jimmy Carter, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Sandra Day O’Conner, and many other famous Americans who have used ordinary objects to do extraordinary things.

In the dynamic Civil War exhibit titled "A Star in Each Flag: Conflict in Kentucky," visitors can walk through a simulated campsite, view a fabricated slave cabin and original copy of Uncle Tom’s Cabin, and examine period artifacts including John Hunt Morgan's saddle, weapons and more.

Then explore some sweet history in the “Recommended by Duncan Hines” exhibit and follow the career of the Bowling Green native from traveling salesman to esteemed restaurant critic to cake-mix king. Other exhibits include The Snell-Franklin Decorative Arts Gallery featuring decorative arts from Egyptian - 1970s, the world-renowned collection in the Elizabeth Richardson Quilt Gallery, Roads, Rails and Rivers: Warren County Then and Now, and the Felts Log House.


Hammer In at the...

October 8, 2016
Kentucky Museum

Free family friendly event at the Kentucky Museum. The Museum is celebrating the metal worker's... Read More


Summer Camp Exhibit...

July 16 - August 29, 2016

One piece created by each student who attended Kentucky Museum summer camps will be displayed.... Read More


Vibrant View of...

May 31 - August 28, 2016
Kentucky Museum

This exhibit showcases the collaborative work of residents at the Warren Regional Juvenile Detention... Read More


Standing the Test of...

August 16 - January 31, 2017
Kentucky Museum

Standing the Test of Time: Kentucky's White Oak Basket Tradition, open at the Kentucky Museum on... Read More


Basket Celebration

November 12, 2016
Kentucky Museum

Join the Basket Celebration at the Kentucky Museum on November 12, from 1 to 3pm. Bring your own... Read More


Egg Basket Workshop

January 14, 2017
Kentucky Museum

Create a Mellon-shaped Egg Basket using the construction techniques of South Central Kentucky's... Read More

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