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Capital City Museum, Frankfort

4.5
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The Capital City Museum is located in two, adjacent buildings in downtown Frankfort, Kentucky. The former Gayle Drug Store houses the main exhibit gallery on its first floor with offices, library, and some exhibit space on the second floor. Interconnected next door is what remains of the 1850 Capital Hotel, once an imposing, neoclassical stone structure - much reduced by a major fire in 1917. The former hotel rooms and hallways contain restrooms, a workshop, and additional exhibit and office space. Mr. and Mrs. Rodney Ratliff donated these buildings to the City of Frankfort for use as a local history museum.
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  • This museum in downtown Frankfort is full of fascinating exhibits, including, of course, about the bourbon industry, But I didn't know that Frankfort was once a center for custom-made fishing reels (t...  more »
  • This is a self guided tour that doesn't cost anything. It is a 2 story building but it does have an elevator. This museum focuses mostly on the city's history/  more »
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  • One of the best museums you will ever visit. It is pure Frankfort through and through and you get a great feel for the history of the community. They have the friendliest and nicest staff I've ever met in any museum. They don't mind to chat with you as long as you have a mind to do so. It's clean and uncluttered and everything is thoroughly explained.
  • This was very interesting to tour. The gentleman at the front desk was very nice and full of information.

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