Museums

Paducah Railroad Museum

Paducah Railroad Museum This downtown museum highlights the impact and importance of trains to the development of the region as well as the country. Featuring a collection of railroad artifacts and memorabilia including lights, signals, diesel control stands, hand pump car, tools, lanterns, photos, maps, books, vintage telegraph and telephone equipment. Paducah's only railroad museum contains a...

Alben W. Barkley Museum

Alben W. Barkley Museum, Paducah, KY Capt. Wm. Smedley's 1852 home, listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Located at 533 Madison Street. Barkley memorabilia, Kentucky and local school history, buttons, ribbons, banners and posters. Alben W. Barkley spent much of his life in Paducah, and has a lake, an airport and other landmarks named after him in the area. His historic home, Angles, is a private...

Tilghman Heritage Museum

Sword with brass mounted leather scabbard - Tilghman Museum In Paducah, KY Restored home of Gen. Lloyd Tilghman includes Civil War exhibits. The Tilghman Civil War Museum is located at the corner of 7th Street and Kentucky Avenue in downtown Paducah. Rosters and uniforms of the 8th Colored Heavy Artillery are also on display. The restored 6,000 sq. ft. home of General Lloyd Tilghman, C.S.A., includes other exhibits that showcase Paducah's role in the...

River Heritage Museum

River Heritage Museum, old and new, Paducah, KY The River Heritage Museum is located at 117 South Water Street, overlooking the confluence of the Ohio and Tennessee Rivers. The first phase of exhibits is open. An educational facility with a focus on the history, functions and habitats of the rivers of the four rivers region. Among the exhibits is a display showing the habitats of the river, various fish populations and...

William Clark Market House Museum

William Clark Market House Museum, Paducah, KY Visitors to the museum get a glimpse of Paducah's past. Articles displayed from Paducah's history in the 1905 Market House include the century-old interior of the List Drug Store, and a life-like statue of Henry Clay. The Yeiser Art Center and the Market House Theater are also headquartered within this historic building. Visitors to the museum get a glimpse of Paducah's past....

Paducah Wall to Wall - Floodwall Murals Photo Gallery

Paducah Wall to Wall, Paducah, KY - Paducah's History on Floodwall Murals Self-Guided Tour - Wall to Wall Western Kentucky's rich heritage comes alive on Floodwall Murals painted by Muralist, Robert Dafford. Leisurely walk along the floodwall and enjoy Paducah's history in pictures. Interpretive panels in front of each mural describe the painting. Guided tours are given on requests, 1800-PADUCAH. Paducah's History on Floodwall Murals - by Robert...

Museum of the American Quilter's Society

 Museum of the American Quilter's Society, Paducah, KY It's all about quilts - quilt shows, quilt books, quilt contests, quilting news and a society dedicated to quilters. Make your plans now to attend the annual AQS Quilt Show and Contest. Once again, the staff at AQS is planning 4 wonderful days of beautiful quilts, plenty of classes in the AQS School of Quiltmaking, great special events, and the Southern hospitality of the...
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