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Frazier History Museum

829 W Main St, Louisville, KY 40202-2619
+1 502-753-5663
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Exhibits are Focused, Expected a Broader History of Louisville

The museum has three levels, and several exhibits. There is a permanent exhibit on toy soldiers... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Grufnik
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Staten Island, New York
Not bad but really aimed at children

We were looking for something to do in town other than bourbon so we bought a Groupon and headed... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
disneysteve
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New Jersey
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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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“toy soldiers” (26 reviews)
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Hours Today: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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829 W Main St, Louisville, KY 40202-2619
Central Business District
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+1 502-753-5663
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Reviewed 4 days ago

The museum has three levels, and several exhibits. There is a permanent exhibit on toy soldiers, with a room devoted to that on the first floor, and toy soldier displays also scattered throughout the rest of the museum. Two other permanent exhibitions are on the...More

Thank Grufnik
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were looking for something to do in town other than bourbon so we bought a Groupon and headed here. The museum is nice but is clearly aimed at a younger audience (it was just my wife and I). Lots of big, simple graphics. Lots...More

Thank disneysteve
Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband really enjoys reading and learning about history and I love Poe since I performed some of his works while in college so this was our first introduction to the Frazier History Museum. I would have given it a 5 except the main page...More

Thank Lori B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is usually such a fun place to go. We went yesterday, October 20, 2017. We were so disappointed to find most of the second floor under construction, especially since we took out of town guests. We still paid full price and spent less than...More

Thank Hrattray
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

History explained and on display dail at the frasier Museum. Since its inception the Frasier has been the site of quality and well presented exhibits and stories that explain the various artifacts and examples. Frasier changes exhibits and offerings every so often so there is...More

Thank Gimletman
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is one of those quaint, intimate museums that I love returning to. The exhibits are always top quality (I forcefully disagree with a prior poster about this), and are contemporarily topical. From the Poe experience, which I go to every year, to the stable...More

Thank Vaughn-Debbie P
Reviewed 26 September 2017

The museum is a lot smaller than I am used to and the exhibits are a lower quality than museums in Chicago. Parking can be a nightmare! I will say this, wait for a good exhibit and then go. It will make it more worthwhile.

Thank SUPenthusiast
Reviewed 23 September 2017

Interesting exhibits on Prohibition and WWI, and interesting interpretive presentatin on Molly Pitcher. The Hunger Games exebition is closing soon, but I'm sure that the replace ment will be as interesting.

Thank JerryinSpringfield
Reviewed 18 September 2017

Only had two hours but it was well spent on the third floor, the home of the 1803-1805 expedition. The story delightfully told with pictures, models, quizzes and hands on activities. Took a brief look at the prohibition story also told on this floor -...More

Thank johnsI9946UT
Reviewed 15 September 2017

Informative about the Lewis & Clark's expedition & the Prohibition Era. There is a trail to simulate the expedition, along with taxidermist animals & their sounds. You can enjoy the hands-on exhibits along the way. We enjoyed a one-man live interpretation of part of Louisville's...More

Thank redundantecho
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DeAries P
11 October 2016|
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Response from kclavoie | Reviewed this property |
We used the city pass so it was discounted. If you plan to see more while in town look into that pass!
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