Hotel Metropolitan opened in 1908 by an African American woman, Maggie Steed. Famous African Americans, like Ella Fitzgerald, Jesse Owens, Louis Armstrong, Tina Turner, and many more stayed at the hotel. Today, Hotel Metropolitan is still open for guests to spend the night, while serving as a museum for people to admire African American history. Visit this post to read an interview from Betty Dobson, the Hotel’s director and curator.
The Lloyd Tilghman House and Civil War Museum was once owned by General Lloyd Tilghman. It recounts the Civil War and Kentucky’s role as a state in the middle of the North and South.
Paducah’s economic boom was largely in part to the railroad and water industries located here. The Paducah Railroad Museum exhibits equipment and memorabilia from the railroads.
The River Discovery Center is a family-friendly museum, full of educational exhibits and programs. It is an opportunity to explore the marina’s history.
Paducah is famous for The National Quilt Museum. Visitors and quilters travel to Paducah from all over, especially during quilt week. At the museum, you can admire beautiful, hand-crafted quilts. The museum also offers a lot of educational programs for children and youth.
The Whitehaven house was built in the 1860s, and it is the only historic home to be transformed into a Welcome Center. The upstairs level contains a lot of historical documents and belongings.
Take a chronological look at Paducah’s history when you visit the William Clark Market House Museum. You will learn about the settlers of the community and Paducah’s historical milestones.
Paducah is a hub for the arts, and Yeiser Arts Center is a non-profit committed to preserving the artistic development of Paducah, as well as educating about the importance of art.
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