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This is a list of museums, galleries and interpretive centers in the Louisville metropolitan area.


A giant baseball bat adorns the outside of Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory in downtown Louisville.
  • 21c Museum Hotel
  • Carnegie Center for Art & History (New Albany, Indiana)
  • Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft
  • Speed Art Museum

Regional history

See also: History of Louisville, Kentucky and History of Kentucky
  • Falls of the Ohio State Park interpretive center, a museum covering the natural history related to findings in the nearby exposed Devonian fossil beds as well as the human history of the Louisville area
  • The Filson Historical Society, features a museum and extensive historical collections, currently undergoing major expansion
  • Historic Locust Grove Visitors Center, which includes a museum
  • Howard Steamboat Museum (Jeffersonville, Indiana)
  • Kentucky Derby Museum
  • Kentucky Railway Museum (New Haven)
  • Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory
  • My Old Kentucky Home State Park (Bardstown)
  • Portland Museum
  • Riverside, The Farnsley-Moremen Landing Visitors Center, which includes a museum
  • Thomas Edison House
  • Whitney Young Birthplace and Museum


Spalding Hall
Spalding Hall in Bardstown, which houses both the Bardstown Historical Museum and the Oscar Getz Museum of Whiskey History
  • Evan Williams Bourbon Experience, located on Louisville's Whiskey Row, featuring bourbon history and tastings, and interprets Louisville's wharf history in the 1790s
  • Heaven Hill Distilleries Bourbon Heritage Center (Bardstown)
  • Jim Beam American Stillhouse (Clermont)
  • Oscar Getz Museum of Whiskey History (Bardstown)



More regional historical collections can be found at the Louisville Free Public Library and the University of Louisville.

U.S. and world history

Front facade of the Frazier History Museum
  • Museum of the American Printing House for the Blind
  • Civil War Museum (Bardstown), including the Civil War Museum of the Western Theater, Pioneer Village, Women's Civil War Museum, War Memorial of Mid America and the Wildlife Museum
  • Frazier History Museum, features war weaponry and related historical artifacts, especially focusing on British and U.S. conflicts
  • John Hay Center
  • Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory, showcases the history of the Louisville Slugger and baseball in general
  • National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution, features a historical museum and a genealogical collection
  • General George Patton Museum of Leadership (Fort Knox)

Other subjects

  • Kentucky Science Center, hands-on science museum featuring a four-story digital theater
  • Louisville WaterWorks Museum, located at the Louisville Water Tower
  • Muhammad Ali Center
  • Schimpff's Candy Museum (Jeffersonville)
  • Thomas Merton Center
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