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Capital City Museum, Frankfort

Categories: Specialty Museums, Museums
Inspirock Rating:
3.9/5 based on 20 reviews on the web
The Capital City Museum is located in two, adjacent buildings in downtown Frankfort, Kentucky. The former Gayle Drug Store houses the main exhibit gallery on its first floor with offices, library, and some exhibit space on the second floor. Interconnected next door is what remains of the 1850 Capital Hotel, once an imposing, neoclassical stone structure - much reduced by a major fire in 1917. The former hotel rooms and hallways contain restrooms, a workshop, and additional exhibit and office space. Mr. and Mrs. Rodney Ratliff donated these buildings to the City of Frankfort for use as a local history museum.
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  • A small two story museum highlighting the people and history of Frankfort. A nice way to spend 30-60 minutes. 
  • First, it's free. Second, parking is conveniently located next to the museum. Third, there's two floors of artifacts related to Kentucky history. The staff is very informative and friendly. Also, you ...  read more »
  • Truthfully we went in to see if they had a restroom and found a treasure trove of history! It was free so even if you just buzzed through it was worth it. Even found out Johnny Depp once lived there. ...  read more »
  • For being a small history museum in a smaller town, this museum is very nice. The staff is knowledgeable and friendly!
  • Terry Buckner with Bluegrass coumminty living spent the day there, they loved it
  • An amazing museum. But you must!!! wear knee pads if you intend to go through the tunnels.
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