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Museums of Hopkinsville

217 E 9th St, Hopkinsville, KY 42240
+1 270-887-4270
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Hopkinsville has multiple museums and they offer a variety for visitors. I love the revolving... read more

Reviewed 13 October 2017
karengreene2017
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Hopkinsville, Kentucky
For Edgar Cayse interested - this is a must

If you have read about Edgar Cayse "The Sleeping Profet" this museum is a must. At the museum you... read more

Reviewed 22 August 2017
GrisVoyageurs
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Bedarieux, France
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Visit Museums of Historic Hopkinsville Christian County in Hopkinsville, KY and discover the rich – and sometimes bizarre – history of southwestern Kentucky. From the early works of American psychic Edgar Cayce to tales of the Black Patch Tobacco Wars and the vigilante Night Riders, the past is present at this Kentucky museum. Whether you’re intrigued by the unusual or are drawn to the history of a place and its people, you’ll agree that a visit to Museums of Historic Hopkinsville Christian County should be on every list of what to do in Kentucky. Enjoy both of our unique museums: The Pennyroyal Area Museum, featuring local and regional history, and the Woody Winfree Fire and Transportation Museum, focusing on firefighting and transportation history.
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217 E 9th St, Hopkinsville, KY 42240
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Reviewed 13 October 2017

Hopkinsville has multiple museums and they offer a variety for visitors. I love the revolving exhibits and their contributions to different events like the Great Eclipse and the Big Read. The activities for children are great too.

Thank karengreene2017
Hillary S, Director of Collections at Museums of Hopkinsville, responded to this reviewResponded 18 October 2017

Karengreene2017, Thank you for your glowing review! We are thrilled to have such support and look forward to seeing you again soon-- as you indicated, there is always something new here!

Reviewed 22 August 2017

If you have read about Edgar Cayse "The Sleeping Profet" this museum is a must. At the museum you will artifacts from the life of Edgar Cayse in Hopkinsville, Kentucky.More

Thank GrisVoyageurs
Hillary S, Director of Collections at Museums of Hopkinsville, responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2017

GrisVoyageurs, Thank you for your positive review and I am thrilled that you were able to see some of the material culture related to the Sleeping Prophet! Please do let us know when you are back in the area and we will be happy to...More

Reviewed 18 August 2017

While on our way to an appointment, we wanted to allow time to finally visit the museum (of which there are two). We chose the one located in the old post office. I love the old buildings with a lot of granite and steps and...More

Thank BluebirdLover
Hillary S, Director of Collections at Museums of Hopkinsville, responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2017

Bluebirdlover, Thank you for visiting the museum and giving us such a positive review! I do apologize about the lighting- our system is from 1976 and certainly needs upgrading, which we are hoping to be able to implement in the next year. Please do let...More

Reviewed 8 July 2017

This was a great little find when I was exploring the local area. There was a nice collection of historical information that I found interesting and great pictures of the area and the history of the post office that the museum is housed in. It...More

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Management response:Responded 31 July 2017

Nicole, Thank you for your positive review! We were thrilled to be part of your itinerary. Since your visit, we have expanded our children's area so be sure to visit again soon!

Reviewed 20 May 2017

We were in Hopkinsville as a layover/rest between Paducah and Lexington. We decided to visit this museum which is located in a old Post Office. While we were primarily interested in the Edgar Cayce exhibit (consists of a setup of his office with various things...More

Thank Royzee
Management response:Responded 31 July 2017

Royzee, Thank you for your endorsement! We are glad that you added us to your visit from Paducah to Lexington-- I hope that the rest of your journey was delightful and that you venture our way again soon. Hillary

Reviewed 13 April 2017

Lots of things to see and read about. They were having a quilt exhibit and they were beautiful. I just wish the lighting was better. Very dark and hard to read about the quilts. No tour guide. Fun dayMore

1  Thank Penny F
Management response:Responded 31 July 2017

Penny, I am delighted that you were able to visit our 28th Annual Quilt Show! I do apologize about the lighting, it is something we are hoping to revamp very soon. We would love to be able to offer guided tours and are always looking...More

Reviewed 21 February 2016

Nice little museum featuring this region. Not NYC's Natural History Museum but worth the time and admission of the huge amount of $1. Didn't see a handicapped entrance.

Thank PoodleGuy
Reviewed 8 February 2016

It doesn't have to be a long visit. But to see it for sure. They often do seminars on our local resident son Edgar Cayce. Not to mention the night rider and a cemetary tours. Of course, the Latham Hotel Fire is discussed. Really worth...More

Thank bobkatky
Reviewed 20 November 2015

Loved the stories from the museum leadership. Hopkinsville has a rich and interesting history. The architecture of the building is marble and stone. A Edgar Casey exhibit. I want to know more about most everything I learned. And children will love the firehouse museum. Thank...More

Thank Karla C
Reviewed 26 October 2015

The museum is in a former post office and there is no real signage. Just look for the big gray building with stone columns and park in the back. I went to this museum because of an episode of Mysteries at the Museum that featured...More

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