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Frazier History Museum

829 W Main St, Louisville, KY 40202-2619
+1 502-753-5663
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If you like history

History explained and on display dail at the frasier Museum. Since its inception the Frasier has... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Louisville, Kentucky
Nothing else like it

This is one of those quaint, intimate museums that I love returning to. The exhibits are always top... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Vaughn-Debbie P
Louisville, Kentucky
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The Frazier History Museum is a world-class museum that provides an unforgettable journey through history with ever-changing and interactive exhibits, daily performances by costumed interpreters and engaging special events and programs. To complement our amazing permanent collection, which includes thousands of items from famous world leaders and one of the country's largest toy soldier displays, the Frazier Museum offers an ever-changing selection of intriguing temporary exhibits. Every day, we offer live historic performances, bringing visitors face to face with some of the people and events that changed the world forever, as well as with average people whose moving and important stories you've probably never heard. The Frazier Museum is located on downtown Louisville's "Museum Row" in a beautiful 100,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art facility originally called the "Doerhoefer Building," a late 19th century, Chicago-style commercial structure. The Frazier Museum has three floors of exhibits, an education center, Museum Store and tournament ring, as well as event spaces available for rent, including a beautiful Rooftop Garden featuring seasonal blooming flowers and our Fourth Floor Loft space that accommodates up to 360 people seated.
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829 W Main St, Louisville, KY 40202-2619
Central Business District
+1 502-753-5663
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Reviewed 2 days ago

History explained and on display dail at the frasier Museum. Since its inception the Frasier has been the site of quality and well presented exhibits and stories that explain the various artifacts and examples. Frasier changes exhibits and offerings every so often so there is...More

Thank Gimletman
Reviewed 3 days ago

This is one of those quaint, intimate museums that I love returning to. The exhibits are always top quality (I forcefully disagree with a prior poster about this), and are contemporarily topical. From the Poe experience, which I go to every year, to the stable...More

Thank Vaughn-Debbie P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The museum is a lot smaller than I am used to and the exhibits are a lower quality than museums in Chicago. Parking can be a nightmare! I will say this, wait for a good exhibit and then go. It will make it more worthwhile.

Thank SUPenthusiast
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Interesting exhibits on Prohibition and WWI, and interesting interpretive presentatin on Molly Pitcher. The Hunger Games exebition is closing soon, but I'm sure that the replace ment will be as interesting.

Thank JerryinSpringfield
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Only had two hours but it was well spent on the third floor, the home of the 1803-1805 expedition. The story delightfully told with pictures, models, quizzes and hands on activities. Took a brief look at the prohibition story also told on this floor -...More

Thank johnsI9946UT
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Informative about the Lewis & Clark's expedition & the Prohibition Era. There is a trail to simulate the expedition, along with taxidermist animals & their sounds. You can enjoy the hands-on exhibits along the way. We enjoyed a one-man live interpretation of part of Louisville's...More

Thank redundantecho
Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

As others have shared, the Frazier offers great special exhibits; they are often spectacular and worth a special trip. However, without the British armory collection the museum itself is lacking draw. Hopefully, the museum staff is working to beef up permanent offerings.

Thank TedGev
Reviewed 11 September 2017

I saw it just before it closed. They had a lot of costumes and props. The recreation of the Tribute Train was fantastic. It was wonderful and easy to get to in downtown.

Thank Cassysj
Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

We had taken our teenage children to visit this attraction years ago when they had a traveling exhibit of Norman Rockwell works and amazing exhibits of armour. We expected to see the armour again but were very surprised. The current big exhibit is from the...More

Thank B.J H
Reviewed 7 September 2017

They always have different exhibits, so it's worth going back for. Have had a great experience every time and the kids always enjoy it as well.

Thank Andrea J
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DeAries P
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Response from kclavoie | Reviewed this property |
We used the city pass so it was discounted. If you plan to see more while in town look into that pass!