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Octagon Hall Museum

6040 Bowling Green Rd, Franklin, KY 42134-9603
+1 270-586-9343
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Really cool place just outside of Bowling Green in Franklin. It’s a supposed “haunted” home due to... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
DirtRoadsandPorches
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Bowling Green, Kentucky
via mobile
A fablous find

This wonderful house is full of history. For five dollars you can walk through the entire house... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Amy C
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Willis, Michigan
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6040 Bowling Green Rd, Franklin, KY 42134-9603
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+1 270-586-9343
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"summer kitchen"
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"back porch"
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"self guided"
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"well worth the stop"
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"great tour"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really cool place just outside of Bowling Green in Franklin. It’s a supposed “haunted” home due to the civil war activities that took place there. Neat history, tickets are $5 each to walk through the house. Open on certain days and time. Caretakers smoke in...More

Thank DirtRoadsandPorches
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This wonderful house is full of history. For five dollars you can walk through the entire house. Lots of artifacts and history. The mannequins were just a little creepy. They have camera's set up to catch the paranormal activity in the house. You can stay...More

Thank Amy C
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Reviewed 24 February 2018 via mobile

I stumbled across this unique house by accident. It has a fascinating story. It is in process of getting going - but it has a ways to go. First Suggestion - de clutter the furnishings. 2nd Suggestion - the lady inside who works there -...More

Thank JackHy
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Reviewed 3 September 2017

I meant to stop and had been following signs. I was past it before I saw it and decided to keep going as it looked run down. Might be a good stop but I won't' know this trip.

Thank Don M
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Reviewed 17 August 2017

Such a remarkable experience to visit such a unique and historic piece of history. Curators love visitors and will chat about the history and or hauntings as long as you will listen, lol! I had trouble walking away because they were so informative and very...More

Thank Dennis B
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Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

My family and I thought it was well worth the stop. Tons of history and a beautiful home, still in the process of restoration. The caretaker was very friendly and knowledgeable. The tour is self guided, after the initial history of the house is given...More

Thank vickies72
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Reviewed 24 July 2017

the grounds are not kept . weeds and tall grass. summer kitchen roof leaked and ruined items in there. the caretakers smoke in the house and it wreaks of second hand smoke. this place would be better if kept up better. the curator was very...More

2  Thank pattyplayfull1975
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Reviewed 21 July 2017

Made a special trip out to see this as we enjoy local historic structures/museums. What a joke! This has a wonderful history but the caretakers are doing a terrible job of keeping it up. Every room has furniture and artifacts just thrown in a jumbled...More

2  Thank John K
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Reviewed 2 July 2017

This has the potential to be a very nice museum. They have very nice artifacts and the unique shape of the house is intriguing but the owners are not taking good care of what they have. They smoke inside the house surrounded by very old...More

2  Thank Donnagay A
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Reviewed 19 June 2017 via mobile

I've been wanting to visit the Octagon for years, and when we planned a weekend getaway to Nashville, this was going to be a must stop on the way! It was late morning, sunny, with a cold wind when we arrived. Ours was the only...More

1  Thank TravelinMaggieJ
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