HISTORICAL SITES, MUSEUMS & TOURS

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.

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

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 CONNECTION

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.

“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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