Kentucky Museum

1444 Kentucky Street | Bowling Green, KY 42101
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Monday - Saturday 9am-4pm. Closed Sundays and 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.


A Culture Carried:...

December 7 - June 30, 2018

Bowling Green, Kentucky's population is comprised of nearly 5,000 Bosnian Americans. Learn about... Read More



February 27 - December 18, 2018

Kaleidoscope showcases thirty rarely seen or previously unseen quilts. Made in twenty-eight... Read More


U.S. Bank...

March 2 - April 7, 2018

This year US Bank Celebration of the Arts observes its 31st anniversary! The show continues to be a... Read More


"Pay As You Will...

February 3 - May 26, 2018

The Kentucky Museum is offering "Pay As You Will" each Saturday, February 3rd through May 26th. The... Read More


Spring Break Clay...

April 3-6, 2018
Kentucky Museum

This camp is for children in grades 1 through 6. Registration is limited to 20 students. Suzanne... Read More


Side by Side VSA Art...

April 14 - June 30, 2018

A collaborative exhibition of artwork created by young artists with disabilities and local artists... Read More

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