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Lloyd Tilghman House and Civil War Museum

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Address: 631 Kentucky Ave, Paducah, KY 42003-1725
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Lloyd Tilghman House was in the off season when we went there on 2-11-17 but the man that works there agreed to give us a tour .The tour was wonderful and the man giving the tour... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 12 February 2017
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017

Lloyd Tilghman House was in the off season when we went there on 2-11-17 but the man that works there agreed to give us a tour .The tour was wonderful and the man giving the tour was very knowledgeable .There are tons of artifacts to see some i have never seen in museums before .I highly advise anyone in the... More 

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Nunda, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

This is a great little museum that tells the history of Confederate general Lloyd Tilghman. Lots of great exhibits and period artifacts. Quick visit. Can be seen in an hour or so. Worth a stop.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

I had heard about the Tilgman House Museum before my visit to Paducah. It was one of my main reasons for my visit to the Paducah area. Our guide Bill Baxter, the administrator gave a very compressive tour. This museum has a amazing collection of civil war artifacts. Bill introduces us to General Tilgman and his years in Paducah. He... More 

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Wasco, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

I had learned about the museum on trip advisor and being a civil war buff i had to see it for my self. I got there just in time for an afternoon tour and Bill our guide was very good. speaking to a few of the volunteer there that day gave me insight into the house and the area of... More 

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Paducah, Kentucky
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

Lloyd Tilghman was the only General of the War Between the States to be from Paducah. He came to Paducah with the Ohio and New Orleans RR. This house was his and his families for a while. There is much more. You need to hear the importance of the control of the rivers was in determining the end result of... More 

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Perryville, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

We visited this not really expecting anything but a self guided tour. What we got was a guided tour by someone who loves history and Paducah. He was very informational and we learned many things not the least of which was the orphan brigade in the civil war they even had a flag. Well worth the entrance fee of $5.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

On our way through town we stopped to stretch our legs at this museum. We were pleasantly greeted by our guide Dee. What a wealth of knowledge! Great stop and well worth the time.

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Lancaster, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

We were pleasantly surprised by the tour guides knowledge of the Civil war. Was able to raise a heavy rifle up onto my shoulder to experience what the poor soldiers had to bear. THanks

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

As Civil War buffs, my wife and I love to discover little known and out-of-the-way sites and museums. For example, we were one of the first to visit the burial site of Stonewall Jackson's arm on the Chancellorsville battlefield, a site that since has become very popular among Civil War historians and tourists. The Lloyd Tilghman House and Civil War... More 

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Rochester, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

The personal tour guide was terrific, knowledgeable and personable. He stayed an extra hour after the posted closing time to show us the amazing artifacts and tell us the stories behind them. We couldn't have asked for a better experience!

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