Walking Tours

Paducah's downtown, KY

Civil War Tour
Using the map, drawn by hand in 1861 by a Federal Captain of occupying troops in Paducah, you should get a strong feeling of the important role the city played during the Civil War. More about ... Lloyd Tilghman House & Civil War Museum

Paducah 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 content of each scene. Located at the foot of Broadway on Water Street.
Guided tours are given on request, 1800-PADUCAH. More about ... Paducah Wall to Wall

Downtown Tour
Paducah's downtown has a wealth of Victorian and Classical Revival architecture constructed between 1870 and 1930.

Lower Town Tour
Lower Town was a prosperous neighborhood where leading citizens of the community built brick and frame houses in the Greek Revival and Italianate styles.

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