700 Capitol Avenue Loop
Frankfort, KY 40601
The rotunda of Kentucky's handsome 1910 state capitol features statues of prominent Kentuckians, including Abraham Lincoln (sculpted by A. Weinman) and Jefferson Davis (sculpted by Frederick C. Hibbard). Both leaders were born in Kentucky, less than a year a part and less than 100 miles in distance. In 1904, the Kentucky legislature appropriated $1 million, a dept collected from the U.S. War Department as reparations for damages inflicted by Federal soldiers during the Civil War, to build the new capitol.
Jefferson Davis Memorial Historic Site
Pembroke, Kentucky | This historic site is a memorial to the famous Kentuckian born here on June 3, 1808.
White Hall State Historic House
Richmond, Kentucky | This historic site and Italianate mansion, now a State Park, was built for Cassius Marcellus Clay and has many noteworthy...
Bardstown, Kentucky | This historic site was used as a hospital during the Civil War. Today it is a museum dedicated to the history of whiskey.
Kentucky Military History Museum
Frankfort, Kentucky | This museum is housed in the 1850 State Arsenal and has a large collection of Kentucky, Union and Confederate memorabilia...