Wednesday: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Thursday: 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Friday: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Old State Capitol Tours
Wed.: 10:30 a.m., noon, 1:30 & 3 p.m.
Thurs.: 10:30 a.m., noon, 1:30, 3:00 & 4:30 p.m.
Fri.: 10:30 a.m., noon, 1:30, & 3 p.m.
Sat.: 10:30 a.m., noon, 1:30 & 3 p.m.
Admission to the KHS campus
Youth (6-18): $2
Children (5 and under): FREE
KHS members: FREE
Immerse yourself in the Kentucky experience and watch history come to life in this breathtaking, multi-million dollar museum and research facility.
Revisit the Commonwealth’s military history in this fortress-like building that overlooks downtown Frankfort. Built in 1850, the State Arsenal is now home to the Kentucky Military History Museum.
Delve into the politics and everyday life of the tumultuous 19th-century by touring this National Historic Landmark that served as Kentucky’s capitol from 1830 to 1910.
Winter Hours Coming Soon
Dec. 15 – March 7
Beginning Dec. 15, 2013, through March 7, 2014, the Kentucky Historical Society campus, which includes the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History, the Old State Capitol and the Kentucky Military History Museum, will be open to groups of 10 or more with an advance reservation. During this time, we are not open to walk-in visitors without a reservation. To schedule a tour, please call 502-564-1792, ext. 4424.
But don’t think we’re hibernating! We’re busier than ever.
We devote this time each year to processing the 500,000 items in our museums and special collections in order to make them more accessible online and onsite. We also continue to host events and provide reference services by email (KHSrefdesk@ky.gov) and phone (502-564-1792, ext. 4460), plus offer our numerous community outreach and educational programs statewide.
KHS will be open to walk-ins and host programs on Jan. 11, 2014, and Feb. 8, 2014, including its popular Second Saturday genealogy workshops in partnership with the Kentucky Genealogical Society, student programs and teacher training workshops. The Martin F. Schmidt Research Library, KHS exhibitions and the 1792 Store will also be open, along with tours of the Old State Capitol and the Kentucky Military History Museum.