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Self-Guided Historic Downtown Walking Tour
See Elizabethtown's most historic downtown sites. Download a map or stop by the ETCB to pick up a copy. 270-982-2209.
Built in 1861 to protect a Union supply route, this site is the largest and best-preserved Kentucky earthen fortress. The fort also served as General Sherman’s headquarters. Linger for a panoramic scene of West Point, the Ohio River and surrounding area. West Point 270-922-4574.
Emma Reno Connor Black History Gallery
Emma was tirelessly dedicated to preserving the history of Black Americans. The gallery is a testament to her perseverance and hard work. 270-268-9534.
Abraham Lincoln’s Birthplace
Climb the 56 steps (one for each year of Lincoln’s life) leading to the Memorial Building which houses the symbolic cabin. See Lincoln family exhibits. Hodgenville 270-358-3137.
Learn how the barrel makers developed their craft and visit the tasting parlor in the Beam home. Don’t miss the one of a kind authentic moonshine still. Gift shop. Clermont 502-543-9877.
Saunders Springs Nature Preserve
Located between 31W and Fort Knox, this heavily-wooded park features steep terrain, mature hardwood forest surroundings and plenty of caves and springs. Despite its rustic setting, the preserve features a handicap-accessible trail. Open dawn to dusk year-round. Radcliff 270-351-1875.
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