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The Frazier History Museum, Louisville
(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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  • Several displays and pieces on display that are a good core, and a handful of traveling displays on loan. Look on their website to see what is on display, and dates that they will be on display. 
  • at the recommendation of our hotel's concierge we spent seveal hours visiting this museum. It was very active with a focus on Veterans Day with guest speakers. Had a wonderful exhibit on Pearl Harbor,...  more »
  • This is a nice little museum! The interactive Lewis and Clark exhibition is especially good. They do lots of "hands on" tables, music groups and short plays during each day. I especially liked the sea...  more »
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  • Very knowledgeable staff. Clean exhibits, nice variety of topics and were well made. Will come back and bring my children, many interactive ways to learn history.
  • Go see the Poe show during October! Great stuff!
  • It's a cool place to go if you like this sort of thing but it can be very empty at times.
  • Love their 1920s exhibit! Check their website for free breakfast events (free admission but pay for food).
  • 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!