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The Frazier History Museum, Louisville

Categories: Specialty Museums, Museums
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4.4/5 based on 500+ reviews on the web
At The Frazier History Museum, see collections of weapons, armor, and historical objects from the United States and United Kingdom spanning more than 1,000 years. Among the 5,000 artifacts at this Smithsonian Institution affiliate museum, you'll see Josiah Bartlett's sword, George Washington's rifle, and Teddy Roosevelt's safari weapon. Browse through 7,000 sq m (75,000 sq ft) of exhibit space to find a 1906 "Teddy" bear, an army of toy soldiers, and personal possessions of Buffalo Bill and Jesse James. You can also watch daily performances and programs hosted by costumed interpreters and learn historical facts through interactive audiovisual and multimedia displays. For The Frazier History Museum and beyond, use our Louisville travel itinerary maker to get the most from your Louisville vacation.
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  • The Colt Collectors Assn had their reception (for members) there one evening. I figured it would be just another musty old museum with some tired artifacts and underwhelming finger food. I was happily...  read more »
  • I've been to several history museums -- and many just to bide an hour or so before doing something else. However, the Frazier exceeded my expectations, mostly due to the excellent Lewis and Clark exhi...  read more »
  • I was impressed with the variety of exhibits. The Lewis and Clark exhibit included sensory experiences. There were items we could touch. The Indian legends were told by a talented woman in historic dr...  read more »
  • This is absolutely one of my favorite museums! I took my 8 year old son here for the first time and he loved it. He loves to play video games and was really excited to see all of the weapons and displays!
  • I loved going here, especially on class trips and stuff, that was a few years ago but I'm sure it's still a great museum. I enjoyed everything about it.
  • I recently had my wedding at the Frazier Museum and it was amazing! Julie, Julie & Valerie were amazing coordinators! I was planning my wedding from 14 hours away and they were always there for me to contact via email or phone call. Our wedding was on the 4th floor loft and it was gorgeous! We got married in December and luckily there was no one on the roof, so we received some amazing pictures on the rooftop! Julie was our coordinator the wedding evening and she made sure my husband and I received appetizers and drinks right when we got to the reception. Everyone at the Frazier was amazing and they ensured our wedding a huge success!
  • Amazing selection weapons as well as many reenactments. I saw 2 out of the 3 reenactments while I was there for 2 hours or so. As of May 2016 they have prohibition and Louise and Clark on the 3rd floor with the second floor being a permanent display of weapons and the history of the west/civil war
  • Great history museum, not the world's best, but then how many are? Great collection of weapons particularly, and historic stories told daily. Loved the Lewis and Clark exhibit--highly recommended for kids. And adults.
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