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Frazier History Museum

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Neighbourhood: Central Business District
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Address: 829 W Main St, Louisville, KY 40202-2619
Phone Number:
+1 502-753-5663
Today
09:00 - 17:00
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Sun 12:00 - 17:00
Mon - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
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The Frazier History Museum is a world-class museum that provides an...

The Frazier History Museum is a world-class museum that provides an unforgettable journey through history with ever-changing and interactive exhibits, daily performances by costumed interpreters and engaging special events and programs. To complement our amazing permanent collection, which includes thousands of items from famous world leaders and one of the country's largest toy soldier displays, the Frazier Museum offers an ever-changing selection of intriguing temporary exhibits. Every day, we offer live historic performances, bringing visitors face to face with some of the people and events that changed the world forever, as well as with average people whose moving and important stories you've probably never heard. The Frazier Museum is located on downtown Louisville's "Museum Row" in a beautiful 100,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art facility originally called the "Doerhoefer Building," a late 19th century, Chicago-style commercial structure. The Frazier Museum has three floors of exhibits, an education center, Museum Store and tournament ring, as well as event spaces available for rent, including a beautiful Rooftop Garden featuring seasonal blooming flowers and our Fourth Floor Loft space that accommodates up to 360 people seated.

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So I had purchased a pass off Groupon for my husband and son. They didn't use it so I decided to take my daughter while we were in town. I was pleasantly surprised. It is not a... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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New Richmond, Ohio
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New Richmond, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

So I had purchased a pass off Groupon for my husband and son. They didn't use it so I decided to take my daughter while we were in town. I was pleasantly surprised. It is not a huge museum but it has a lot of content. We were in there for about 2 hours. We definitely could have stayed longer.... More 

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Kentucky
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Frazier History Museum is such a treasure in downtown Louisville. The museum has a great permanent collection but they also have some very unique and interesting events. During the summer they have a wonderful Sunday brunch up on the roof top overlooking the city which is really a hidden treasure. During the brunch local products are showcased along with... More 

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Fairfield, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent three hours there. I was fascinated by the toy soldiers. The prohibition exhibit, the Lewis and Clark exhibit and the White Christmas were also really interesting. My wife really enjoyed the Kentucky by Design exhibit. They also have a great gift shop.

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Bloomington, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Unexpectedly great experience. The toy soldier collection alone is worth the price of admission. Other exhibits on Prohibition, the attack on Pearl Harbor, Jesse James, etc, were well done and simultaneously entertaining and educational. We stopped in on a whim and stayed 2 hours.

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Thank HoosierTraveler60
Louisville, KY
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

From White Christmas to Pearl Harbor to Prohibition and toy soldiers, this museum is expertly done. Our family visit during the holidays was fun and fascinating for ages 6-64. The exhibits are very well done and offer a variety of experiential opportunities. This has jumped to #1 in top attractions to visit with out of town guests since their exhibits... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I wasn't sure what to expect, but this museum was top notch. Very professional. I especially liked the emphasis on Lewis and Clark, and having recently been to Pearl Harbor in Hawaii, I wasn't really looking forward to that part, but they did a great job with it that made it worthwhile. Seeing Daniel Boone's family Bible and Geronimo's bow,... More 

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Louisville, Kentucky, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Exhibits very fresh and clean. Everything well displayed and marked. Another wonderful reason to visit Louisville! Just down the street you will find both our Science Museum and the Louisville Bat Museum! Good weekend trip!

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Louisville, KY
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The White Christmas exhibit and the Christmas Around the World are the main attractions now. They used to have the only artifacts belonging to the Tower of London on the third floor. Sadly that is no loner there. The Pearl Harbor exhibit was fine, also but mostly billboard type information. There was a brief live historical reenactment, however, the chairs... More 

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Livonia, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were grandparents, parents and 2 kids 8 and 5 years old. We spent about 3 hours there with nobody getting bored. All the exhibits are very well done and though we only watched one of them, there are a number of short performances each day.

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Fremont, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were in town for the Louisville Ballet. The Frazier Museum was advertising the Made Market. We took and chance and decided to go having never been to the Frazier Museum or this event. The parking was easy, the property was easy to find and the staff was so helpful and ready to help with any request. The event was... More 

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