We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Review Highlights
Something for everyone here

Took the family here while we waited for the Christmas Parade to start. The staff was not only... read more

Reviewed February 13, 2016
Marcella S
via mobile
Excellent Display of Hardin County History!!

I visited the Hardin County History Museum located in downtown Elizabethtown, KY. I was pleasantly... read more

Reviewed December 31, 2015
Elizabethtown, Kentucky
Read all 46 reviews
All photos (94)
Full view
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent70%
  • Very good26%
  • Average2%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“general store”(8 reviews)
“lincoln room”(2 reviews)
“small town”(3 reviews)
Local Weather
Powered by Weather Underground
201 W Dixie Ave, Elizabethtown, KY 42701-1576
+1 270-763-8339
Improve This Listing
Reviews (46)
There are newer reviews for Hardin County History Museum
See the most recent reviews
Filter reviews
45 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Show reviews that mention
All reviews general store lincoln room small town worth a visit volunteers exhibits genealogy birthplace admission
Updating list...
21 - 30 of 45 reviews
Reviewed February 13, 2016 via mobile

Took the family here while we waited for the Christmas Parade to start. The staff was not only extremely friendly, but very knowledgeable. We have a 18 year old, 14 ye old, and 4 year old and they all had a great time. To keep...More

Date of experience: December 2015
4  Thank Marcella S
Reviewed December 31, 2015

I visited the Hardin County History Museum located in downtown Elizabethtown, KY. I was pleasantly surprised at the amount of displays and information that has been archived here. The staff was helpful and answered all my questions. I definitely plan to return here. make sure...More

Date of experience: December 2015
3  Thank Jerry_S9349
Reviewed November 16, 2015 via mobile

The museum contains lots of interesting local pieces to go along with the stories behind them. A fun and educational experience for anyone wanting to learn about our county.

Date of experience: October 2015
2  Thank stevebE5279FZ
Reviewed October 14, 2015 via mobile

My daughter and I really liked it. Very educational. I really want to go back since i learned a ghost hunter show filmed there.

Date of experience: November 2014
1  Thank berlyb04
Reviewed October 14, 2015

They're still building their collection, but this facility is certainly worth the visit for someone interested in Central Kentucky history. Collections dating back to Hardin County's earliest days. And there's no admission charge

Date of experience: September 2015
1  Thank richgimmel
Reviewed August 1, 2015

This building is packed with artifacts and displays relating to Elizabethtown, Kentucky from its earliest years to the present. The staff was very welcoming and eager to answer any of our questions, and admission is free. Well worth your time.

Date of experience: July 2015
1  Thank Michael B
Reviewed July 20, 2015

Friendly and knowledgeable staff. So many artifacts and pictures of Kentucky history and Lincoln. A must see is the replica of a general store and it's merchandise. A true marvel!

Date of experience: July 2015
3  Thank Larry H
Reviewed July 20, 2015

Saw this museum on the History channel so we decided to pay it a visit. Grandson really enjoyed the history. Staff was great, love the log cabin.

Date of experience: July 2015
1  Thank Sharon M
Reviewed June 30, 2015

This is a very small museum that has an incredible amount of info and artifacts packed in. A lot of Lincoln info but even more about the history and layout of Hardin County. Not much is left to wonder, most everything is there to see.

Date of experience: June 2015
1  Thank Matt T
Reviewed June 8, 2015

Small museum, with lots to see. Neat little old time country store, that you could spend an hour in. My children got a good glimpse into history.

Date of experience: July 2014
1  Thank faldain
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 19 nearby hotels
Kentucky Cardinal Inn
13 reviews
1.68 km away
Homegate Inn
24 reviews
1.72 km away
Americas Best Value Inn
27 reviews
2.41 km away
Budget Holiday Motel
17 reviews
2.47 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 140 nearby restaurants
Back Home Restaurant
363 reviews
.35 km away
Wicked Eyed Woman
136 reviews
.04 km away
Vibe Coffee
37 reviews
.13 km away
Bub's Cafe
48 reviews
1.53 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 38 nearby attractions
Historic State Theater Complex
30 reviews
.04 km away
Brown-Pusey House
21 reviews
.16 km away
The Cannonball
24 reviews
.13 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Hardin County History Museum staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines