Lexington History Museum, Lexington

Lexington History Museum, Lexington

The Lexington History Museum offers a blended approach in how it presents local history. Initially housed in a former courthouse that closed for renovations, the museum enjoys a blend of gallery space in The Square on Main Street's third floor. The museum helps tell the city's story through a mixture of its gallery and the so-called pocket museums that appear around Downtown.

This museum's gallery has exhibits that change at each LexArts Gallery Hop event. Unique photography technology allows the museum to display 10,000 sq. ft. worth of photos in a 1,000 sq. ft. space. Pocket museum collections include exhibits that fit inside boxes.

There are also many artifacts related to area history that include ten 19th century lamp posts from the viaduct on Harrison Street, an ax from the 1770s, and a copper weather vane from 1899. Additional artifacts that relate to the local history include typewriters that IBM once made in Lexington and memorabilia from the famous Golden Horseshoe restaurant from the 1940s and 1950s.

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Lexington History Museum on Map

Sight Name: Lexington History Museum
Sight Location: Lexington, USA (See walking tours in Lexington)
Sight Type: Museum/Gallery
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Walking Tours in Lexington, Kentucky

Create Your Own Walk in Lexington

Create Your Own Walk in Lexington

Creating your own self-guided walk in Lexington is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Lexington Introduction Walking Tour

Lexington Introduction Walking Tour

Lexington is Kentucky's second-largest city and the Fayette County seat. The city is most famous for the Thoroughbred racing industry but has so much to offer besides attractions related to racing. This city dates back to 1782 when Kentucky was still part of the Commonwealth of Virginia and was settled by frontiersmen under the leadership of William McConnell.

During the 19th century, the...  view more

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.3 Km or 2.7 Miles
Historical Buildings

Historical Buildings

This self guided walking tour takes you to visit the important historic buildings such as the Hopemont, McAdams and Morford Building, Pope Villa and other edifices that have significant historical or architectural contribution to the city landscape of Lexington. Many of these buildings are listed in the National Register of Historic Places and they tell so much about the history of the city.

Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.4 Km or 1.5 Miles