The Frazier History Museum, Louisville

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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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  • August 8, 2017
    I wish we'd had enough time to see the Lewis and Clark exhibit too - I grew up in Pittsburgh and the Heinz History Museum has a L&C section... it would have been cool to follow their journey down the ...  more »
  • August 8, 2017
    So we visited in January and really liked it. We saw the Hunger Games exhibit and decided to go back. I was a bit annoyed because I got the Groupon that advertised the Hunger Games but on arrival was ...  more »
  • August 8, 2017
    This place is beyond cool if you're into history, firearms, and such. You can spend a full day in here. Older kids will think its cool 12 yo. younger not so much.  more »
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  • June 22, 2017
    I went to check out the Hunger Games exhibit. It was neat but if you love the movies like me then you know most of the info. They offer a military discount, which is greatly appreciated and some of the proceeds go to Jennifer Lawrence's charity, but I still felt it was a little on the high side. You do get access to the rest of the museum which we checked out. If you're a big fan go and support the district's, if you're not then save your money.
  • May 28, 2017
    We ALWAYS Love coming here! Wonderful exhibits and fabulous staff make for a memorable experience every time! This was a "free school night" for our elementary. The theme was "Night at the Museum". They had staff dressed as characters, staff conducting hands on interactive displays along with several scavenger hunts. It was great!
  • April 4, 2017
    I love going to this museum! The historical actors are really neat and inspiring and you get to ask questions and I got to see some of the swords the actor used. I like the traveling exhibits, I'm glad we still have a museum that does traveling exhibits here. A long time ago I saw the dragon exhibit and it was really cool! The regular museum is awesome too, I like seeing all the artifacts and reading the signs. The gift shop is really fun too, there's a ton of cool stuff in there to buy!
  • June 14, 2017
    Really enjoyed the Hunger Games Exhibit. The rest of the museum is quite small, the museum store that a wide variety of items and Diet Pepsi which most of Louisville caries Coke products, so that was wonderful after 3 days without DP. Wish HG would've been a little more diverse, I really felt like it was heavy on the clothing and they could've done more creative things with it.
  • June 20, 2017
    I loved their Hunger Games exhibit. However, there was an issue with my Groupon due to being told one thing on the phone and another when I actually arrived. It made it hard to fully enjoy the experience since I was upset with the customer service. I'm not sure if I will return here or recommend it to anyone else.

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