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Hardin County History Museum
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Reviewed October 3, 2016

This is a lovely little gem in Elizabethtown! I believe that it is often overlooked! It is a small museum and has some odd hours, but it is free (donations only) and has a variety of interesting items in it! While it is not exactly child friendly, the workers and volunteers are wonderful with children and my kids often ask to go! There are some interactive portions of the museum that are geared towards children, but you would need to closely monitor younger kids. However, they sometimes have figures from history (completely in costume) that are there to interact and make history seem a little more real! It is certainly worth a visit if you are in the area!

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Reviewed August 26, 2016 via mobile

Housed in an old 1930 vintage post office. A large number of interesting items with an informed staff. Lots of Early Kentucky and Elizabethtown items. A must visit if you are interested in local history. It is free but if you visit drop something in the donation box.

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Reviewed August 3, 2016

Hardin County History Museum is an amazing place to visit! Be sure to stop in and take in the knowledge!

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Reviewed July 8, 2016

A wonderful, cozy place with in-depth historical and genealogical information gems, some available to copy and some to purchase. Staff are knowledgeable, supportive, and most creative in helping you to find the history you seek. Much of this information is not digitized, so visiting this museum opens your eyes to the rich, diverse history of this area that was an indigenous sacred place, torn during the Civil War, experienced strife due to Ft. Knox soldiers, housed the grandest Coca-Cola museum, etc.

2  Thank Marilyn G
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Reviewed June 28, 2016

Hardin County History Museum is a real gem. It is located in what was the Post Office when I was a girl. The displays bring back such wonderful memories, and I have learned oh, so much history that I didn't know before visiting here. The staff is wonderful. Especially Elvin Smith, Jr., a lifelong friend, who gives of his time, energy, knowledge, and amazing photographs for the benefit of others. I try to stop in every time I am "back home" in E'town.

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