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Constitution Square Historic Site, Danville

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Constitution Square Historic Site is a 3acre park and open-air museum in Danville, Kentucky. From 1937 to 2012, it was a part of the Kentucky state park system and operated by the Kentucky Department of Parks. When dedicated in 1942, it was known as John G. Weisiger Memorial State Park, honoring the brother of Emma Weisiger, who donated the land for the park. Later, it was known as Constitution Square State Shrine and then Constitution Square State Historic Site. On March 6, 2012, the Department of Parks ceded control of the site to the county government of Boyle County, Kentucky, and its name was then changed to Constitution Square Historic Site.The park celebrates the early political history of the U.S. state of Kentucky. It features replicas of three buildings that stood on the original city square, including the courthouse that housed ten constitutional conventions between 1785 and 1792; these conventions ultimately led to Kentucky's separation from Virginia. It also includes the original building that housed the first U.S. post office west of the Allegheny Mountains and several other early 19th century buildings of historical import. The site comprises the majority of the Constitution Square Historic District which was added to the National Register of Historic Places on April 2, 1976. Among the annual events held at the site are the Great American Brass Band Festival and the Kentucky State Barbecue Festival.
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  • I stopped here after leaving the Red Roof in Danville and it was neat. It is located downtown and doesn't cost anything. Great place for pictures. 
  • We discovered this place wasting time while taking our kids to camp. It's just a small historical park in the middle of the city that only requires 10 minutes of your time. It's funny that I've been t...  read more »
  • Constitution Square offers a little bit of history in the middle of downtown Danville. Check out the cabins with historical information about this City of Firsts. They also host numerous popular event...  read more »
  • This is a pretty, well-kept, enjoyable site, but it didn't have too much historical information on display. Regardless, I came during the Great American Brass Band Festival and had a blast; it's a great place for a small outdoor concert!
  • Love it!
  • Nice park in the middle of town
  • A must place to visit and take in some Kentucky hustory
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