Culture And Events

Historic Homes And Buildings

The historic Holt Mansion located six miles on KY 144 from U.S. 60 was the birthplace and home of Joseph Holt. He was a famous attorney, served as secretary of state, postmaster general under President James Buchanan. He was appointed adjuntant general of the U.S. Army by his good friend, President Abraham Lincoln. When he died in 1894 in Washington, D.C. Holt's body was returned to his birthplace for burial. Holt is given credit for helping to keep Kentucky in the Union during the Civil War. Holt was a strong believer in preserving the Union.

The tombstone of American patriot and friend of President Lincoln. Holt presided at the trial of the conspirators involved in the assassination of President Lincoln.The Breckinridge County Fiscal Court recently acquired ownership of the home and 19.5 acres through a grant from the Kentucky Heritage Council and the Lincoln Bicentennial Commission of Kentucky. Applications have been made for grants to help restore the historic home to the condition when the Holt Family lived here. Click Here to learn more about the Holt Mansion and the restoration project.

Cloverport History Museum

Contains historical pictures and artifacts of Cloverport. Open to the public, free of charge. Located on 415 E. Houston St. at the railroad tracks. Hours: Sunday 2 to 4 p.m. April to October

Irvington Railroad Station Musem

The restored depot/museum located at 243 N. First St. contains railroad and historical photographs of the community. The building served as a freight and passenger station for the community. It is open the first Sunday of each month 2 to 4 p.m. ET.

Breckinridge County Historical Society

Through the generosity of the Breckinridge County Fiscal Court, the Breckinridge County Historical Society reopened its museum in the historic Taylor House in Hardinsburg. Located at 108 E. Third St. , the building houses an important collection of historical memorabilia and artifacts from the counties history. The museum is the home and meeting place of the Breckinridge County Historical Society. The building is open April-December 9 a.m.- 12 p.m.on Saturdays. The building can be opened on request, call 270-756-2347 or 270-756-2867.

Breckinridge County Archives

Located in the basement of the Breckinridge County Courthouse in Hardinsburg The archives contains early records of the county which are helpful to genealogists in their family research. It is open Monday-Friday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call 270-756-6112 for more information.

Frymire Weather Museum

Located at 314 N. Chestnut in Irvington. The museum is the home base of famous prognosticator and folklorist L.H. "Dick" Frymire. It is open by request. Call 270-547-3951 for information.