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The Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History, the Old State Capitol and the Kentucky Military History Museum are accessible to people with physical disabilities.

Accessibility features can be found throughout the Kentucky Historical Society campus and include:

  • Entrance ramps and designated handicap parking

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  • Automatic door openers (Kentucky History Center)

  • Elevators

  • Free manual wheelchair loans

Autism Friendly Partner

KHS is a proud Autism Friendly Business Initiative (AFBI) partner. AFBI is a training program designed by Families for Effective Autism Treatment (FEAT) to build a community of local businesses that are dedicated to the inclusion of people with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in all aspects of life. 

KHS has deepened our commitment as an Autism Friendly Business by making small modifications/adjustments to our premises to improve access to those with autism. For more information click here. 

Sensory Backpacks

In an effort to provide a comfortable museum experience for all visitors, sensory backpacks are available for loan at the welcome desk of the Kentucky History Center. Our backpacks include a weighted plush pet, noise-reducing headphones, sunglasses, and more to help young learners on the autism spectrum experience the museum.

Language Translation

Our museum guides have been translated into both Spanish and Japanese and are available at the welcome desk of the Kentucky History Center, or for download below.


If you have any questions about accessibility prior to your visit, please contact visitor services at (502) 564-1792.