Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History


Don’t let the modern exterior fool you. Inside is a repository of all things Kentucky from across the ages. The permanent A Kentucky Journey exhibit has some 3,000 artifacts—among them, Abraham Lincoln’s pocket watch (still ticking!)—that illustrate state history from prehistoric to contemporary times. There’s also a roster of changing exhibits, talks, and other events. Admission here also gets you entry to and tours of the Kentucky Military History Museum and the Old State Capitol, both nearby and part of the Kentucky Historical Society’s History Campus.


100 W. Broadway
Frankfort, Kentucky 40601


38.19929000, -84.87455000

Open Hours

Tues.–Sat. 10–5.
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(502) 564-1792

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