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Museums

Williamstown in Grant County

The William Arnold Log HomeThe William Arnold Log Home
Main Street, Williamstown, next to Forcht Bank.
Circa 1811, was home
of the founder of Williamstown.
Open every Friday from 11am to 4pm and by appointment for group tours.
859-824-9202

 

Covington, Ft. Mitchell, Petersburg and Fort Wright in Boone, Campbell, and Kenton Counties

Behringer-Crawford Museum
1600 Montague Rd. (P.O. Box 67)
www.bcmuseum.org
Devou Park; Covington, KY 41011; 859-491-4003
Nestled in Devou Park, is the region’s premier museum of natural, cultural, and artistic heritage. The museum, a 19th century home, is an artifact in itself and the grounds offer walking trails to enjoy nature. The exhibits house some of the area’s oldest collections of artifacts, as well as, local artworks. The most exciting artifact is the “Kentucky,” a trolley who retired to the museum after years of service to the area. Come enjoy and experience history!
. info@bcmuseum.org

Railway Exposition Museum
315 W. Southern Ave, Covington, KY 41015
859-491-RAIL – Railroad museum has guided tours of pullman sleepers, diner, business cars, training cars, caboose, engine cars, kitchen cars, postal cars, and troop carriers. Memorabilia cars tell the history of the railroad. Open May through October Sat. & Sun. – 12:30 pm-4:30 pm.  Other times by appointment.
 

Vent Haven Museum
Over 500 ventriloquist figures from 20 countries can be seen on a guided tour of this unique museum. Also featured are hundreds of pictures and collectibles related to ventriloquism. By appointment only; season May-September.
33 W. Maple, Ft. Mitchell, KY 41011

859-341-0461
Email: venthaven@home.com
www.venthaven.com

Creation MuseumCreation Museum:
2800 Bullittsburg Church Road, Petersburg, KY 41080
888-582-4253 or 800-778-3390; www.creationmuseum.org
This state-of-the-art 70,000 square foot museum brings the pages of the Bible to life creating a sensory experience for guests of all ages. See over 160 exhibits, a hi-def planetarium, Special FX Theater, animatronics, botanical gardens and petting zoo as the bible becomes real. Don’t miss our new holographic exhibit! Enjoy great food in Noah’s Café and Palm Plaza.
During our FREE Christmas celebration, Christmas Town, step back 2,000 years and get a glimpse of Christ’s birth at the live nativity, interact with shepherds and Roman guards, experience dramas and enjoy the lighted garden trails as you learn what the original Christmas Town, Bethlehem, would have been like.

James A. Ramage Civil War Museum:
1402 Highland Avenue Fort Wright, KY 41011; 859-344-1145
Named after Dr. James A. Ramage, Civil War historian – 14-acre park, excavation and museum featuring Storer House, Battery Hooper and Civil War reenactments.

The Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center
1028 Scott Blvd.
Covington, KY 41011
(859) 491-2030
www.thecarnegie.com
Largest multidisciplinary arts venue in NKY – all-age events, educational programs and art exhibitions within five art galleries, a renovated turn-of-the-century theatre and education center.

Leapin Lizard Gallery
726 Main Street
Covington, KY 41011
(859) 581-2728
www.leapinlizardgallery.com
Elegant, eclectic mix of works where “Art is Life and Life is Art” – combining fine art and American craft and featuring contemporary artists and original exhibits.

The Ludlow Heritage Museum
227 Elm Street
Ludlow, KY 41016
(859) 261-3451
mitchell.mark@insightbb.com
Open on Saturdays only 12-4pm.

Augusta in Bracken County

Rosemary Clooney House Museum
106 E. Riverside Dr.,
Weekends 1 pm - 5 pm, tours available - call 606-756-2603
Showcasing largest display of costumes & memorabilia from the 1954 film, "While Christmas", in the house built in 1835 on the banks of the Ohio River. Groups of 10 or more by appointment. 5$ donation.

Blue Licks State Park in Robertson County

Pioneer Museum located in Blue Licks Battlefield State Resort
800-443-7008 www.kystateparks.ky.gov/bluelick.htm

Learn more about the fascinating history of Blue Licks. Check out the video presentation, mastodon bones, Native American  and Kentucky pioneer artifacts. The Gift Shop features Kentucky handcrafts, books and confectioneries.

 

Maysville and Washington in Mason County

The Museum Center and Genealogical Library
215 Sutton St., Maysville, KY 41056; 606-564-5865.
Built in 1876 and recently restored, this outstanding museum is on the National Register and features an art gallery, genealogical and historical library, dioramas and area artifacts.

The Museum Center and Research Library
215 Sutton St., Maysville, KY 606-564-5865

The National Underground Railroad Museum
115 E. Third St., Maysville, KY 606-564-6986

Olde Washington Visitors Center and Olde Washington Visitors Center and Museums Museums
2215 Old Main St., Washington, KY 41096
606-759-7411.
Historical and Underground Railroad Tours are available at the Visitors Center. View a historic video of Washington and visit the gift shop.

Harriet Beecher Stowe Slavery to Freedom Museum
2124 Old Main St., Washington, KY 606-759-7411

"Uncle Tom's Cabin" was born in the mind of Harriet after having witnessed a slave auction on the courthouse lawn.

 

Vanceburg in Lewis County

Visit the Vanceburg Depot Museum by calling 606-796-RAIL for an appointment.

 

Flemingsburg in Fleming County

covered bridge museum buildingFleming County Covered Bridge Museum
119 E. Water St., Flemingsburg, KY 41041
606-845-6224 OR 606-845-1223
Open Saturdays 10 AM - 2 PM or other times by appointment. Admission is free!

 

Owenton in Owen County

Owen County Historical Museum
206 North Main Street, Owenton
502-484-2529
Museum and Gift Shop
Monday-Thursday – 9am,   Saturday – 10am,   Sunday – 2pm