LaRue County Chamber of Commerce
“I, too, am a Kentuckian.”
– Abraham Lincoln, born 12 Feb 1809, near Hodgenville, KY
That’s right, Abraham Lincoln, one of our nation’s greatest presidents, was born right here, on a small farm just outside of what is now Hodgenville. In fact, it was here where his earliest memories were formed, and where he began shaping his life’s vision of what was possible – A vision that even today, continues to inspire others. From his humble Kentucky beginnings, Abe Lincoln grew to become one of the best loved, most highly revered figures in American history. Some would even call him the yardstick by which other statesmen are measured. And throughout his too short life, he often looked back fondly on his Kentucky roots.
Today, the people of LaRue County are proud to celebrate the history, heritage and influence of Lincoln’s life by welcoming tens of thousands of visitors each year to our community. We’d like to invite you to do the same. MORE >>
- Kentucky Railway Museum, New Haven
- Abbey of Gethsemani
- St. Joseph’s Cathedral
- Heaven Hill Bourbon Distillery and Visitor’s Center
- My Old Kentucky Home State Historic Site
- Civil War Museum of the Western Theatre
- Wickland Historic House
We’re strong in spirit….A Southern spirit that welcomes you home to one of The Best Small Towns in America. A religious spirit that’s appropriate for the home of the first diocese of the West. And a little spirit we call Bourbon. Our eclectic shops, cultural and historical heritage blend beautifully with that spirit. We’re home to My Old Kentucky Home and The Stephen Foster Story, vintage trains, and museums dedicated to the Civil War, railroads and Bourbon. Come sample the spirits, sounds and flavors that are quintessentially Bardstown.
- Lincoln Legacy Museum & Statue
- Lincoln Homestead State Park and Mordecai Lincoln House
- St. Catharine College
The Heart of Washington County! Where the Lincoln Legacy Began
Steeped in tradition and heritage, our illustrious past has given birth to a wide selection of events and attractions which are yours to enjoy and long remember!
When you visit beautifully restored downtown Springfield, stroll sidewalks lined with shops, restaurants and historic buildings.Dine in local family-style restaurants and unique cafes. Springfield is a warm, progressive community with lots of southern hospitality. We offer a wide range of public recreational facilities and events are available year-round. The Springfield Washington County Economic Development Authority is helping to create a community where people want to live and work. Our infrastructure will sustain economic growth, and encourage partnerships in support of economic development and quality of life.
- Perryville Battlefield State Historic Site
- Historic Merchant’s Row/ Main Street Perryville
- Centre College – Abraham Lincoln Statue
- Danville Arts Center
- Doll Museum
- Forkland Lincoln Museum
Shake Hands with History. Danville/Boyle County is a community unlike any other. In our community, you’ll find two Main Streets breathing with life, tourist attractions known around the world, and unparalleled business and industry services. It’s better here… MORE >>