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Hardin County History Museum
This museum is a part of the official Lincoln Trail through Kentucky. View the Lincoln room and learn about Hardin County’s history beginning with Native Americans. 270-763-8339.
Fired by General John Hunt Morgan’s forces during the 1862 Christmas Raid, this Civil War artifact is still embedded in the wall of the Depp building. Pick up the “Civil War in Elizabethtown” brochure from the tourism office. 270-765-2175.
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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