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This circa 1860s mansion was remodeled in 1903 in the Classical Revival style. Restored to its late-19th century grandeur, the house now serves as a state welcome center, symbolizing Kentucky's location as a gateway to the South and offering visitors a glimpse of Kentucky history. It contains a collection of Vice President Alben Barkley's memorabilia, including the first U.S. vice presidential flag. Guided tours are offered by appointment only. Welcome center is open daily 24 hours.

Location: PO Box 8265, Hwy 45, I24 Exit 7, Paducah Kentucky 42001 Telephone 270-554-2077 Toll Free: 800-225-8747

Other History nearby:
(Princeton) Adsmore Living History Museum
(Cadiz) Cadiz Log Cabin
(Cairo) Cairo Custom House
(Cobden) Cobden Museum
(Kuttawa) Davis House
(Dawson Springs) Dawson Springs Museum and Art Center

05/14 Coming to The Paducah area
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Lower Town Arts and Music Festival Paducah KY May17-19 The Lower Town Arts and Music Festival in Paducah, Kentucky is THE regional Festival for Western Kentucky and the surrounding area. The Festival's mission is to celebrate the cultural richness of this part of the country.
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