215 Commerce Drive
Elizabethtown, KY 42701
Phone: (270) 360-0088
Fax: (270) 360-1128
Arts & Museums
This collection of photos, articles and biographies tells many of the untold stories, memories, achievements and contributions of the countless number of great Black Americans. This gallery features famous African-Americans, among them Josephine Baker and Martin Luther King, Jr.
This museum displays beautiful antique and classic automobiles for the public to observe including a 1914 Ford Model T Runabout, 1922 Dodge Touring Car, 1939 Rolls Royce and many others.
Situated three miles from Abraham Lincoln's birthplace on Sinking Spring Farm, the Lincoln Museum is "Kentucky's official Lincoln Museum." The Lincoln Museum's main exhibits include 12 historically accurate dioramas of key times in Abraham Lincoln's life. Rare newspaper clippings, campaign posters, memorabilia, and artwork related to the Lincoln era can also be seen.
The Kentucky Railway Museum is one of the oldest rail museums in the United States. It has a variety of railroad artifacts, over 100 different railroad cars and locomotives, as well as a large model train building, and gift shop. You can also see the beautiful Rolling Fork River Valley, as you ride 22 miles on a restored passenger train.
The Patton Museum not only offers insight into General George S. Patton's accomplishments and legacy but features a collection of more than 200 tanks and armored vehicles, which include French and British WWI tanks, Soviet and German WWII tanks, and armored vehicles used in Desert Storm, and other historical artifacts to preserve and make available information regarding Cavalry and Armor. General Patton's personal effects, helmet, office van, touring car, and one of his ivory handled pistols are on display.
Jim Beam is one of the most cherished American whiskeys, and thus its unique history is one worth celebrating, and the Jim Beam American Outpost is the place to do it. Your visit begins with a screening of a short film telling the Beam story. Then you tour past some historic buildings and machinery. Then you make it to the tasting room where somebody pours you a couple tastes of bourbon. Then it's over to the gift shop for a souvenir Jim Beam sweatshirt.
The largest independent producer of bourbon in the United States, this distillery provides whiskey lovers an opportunity to explore the history of America's very own grain alcohol made almost exclusively from corn. In today's market, a larger conglomerate holding group owns nearly every distillery, yet Heaven Hill remains one of a few lone wolves in Kentucky that still run things according to 'ma and pa's' methodology. The distillers follow the same time-honored traditions just as they did when they filled their first barrel in 1935, albeit in more modern conditions. Moreover, the distillery is not only known for bourbon, here guests can also find vodka, rum, brandy and even tequila.
Features of this museum include copper stills dating from 1787, Prohibition medicinal whiskies, antique bottles, jugs and barrels, temperance banners, rare documents, and a Master Distiller Joe L. Beam & 7 Sons exhibit.
Housed in Bardstown's old water works and icehouse, this museum is the fourth largest Civil War Museum in the United States. It primarilly tells the story of the War of the Western States in a series of geographical and chronological exhibts. Included in this museum are Infantry, Cavalry, and Naval Artillery rooms.
Located in the historic Wright Talbot House, this museum highlights the many roles that women played in the Civil War. It tells their stories through the use of letters, personal artifacts, and paintings.
A large collection of North American animals in their natural habitat, as well as, fossils and minerals from around the world can be seen at this museum.