HISTORICAL SITES, MUSEUMS & TOURS

Self-Guided Historic Driving Tour of Elizabethtown

Download a mapped guide or pick one up at the tourism office to learn about interesting histories and architectural styles of old downtown buildings and homes.

CIVIL WAR & MILITARY ATTRACTIONS

Fort Duffield

Built in 1861 to protect a Union supply route, this site is the largest and best-preserved Kentucky earthen fortress. The fort also served a General Sherman’s headquarters. Linger for a panoramic scene of West Point, the Ohio River and surrounding area. West Point 270-922-4574.

ARTS & CULTURE

Hardin County Playhouse

The stage is set for comedy, tragedy, and drama . . . there’s something for everyone in each season. Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings, Sunday matinees. Call for their current season lineup at 270-351-0577.

ABRAHAM LINCOLN CONNECTION

Lincoln Museum in Hodgenville

Trace the life of Abraham Lincoln with exhibits and wax figures. In addition, there is an art collection and film. Hodgenville 270-358-3163.

“BOURBON TRAIL” DISTILLERIES

Jim Beam

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.

TRAILS & RECREATION

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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