Plan Your Visit
Visitors first get the feeling the Lexington History Museum is a different experience when they enter our entrance on Short Street to be confronted with a skeleton!
"Hanover" was as famous in the late 19th century as Zenyatta and Secretariat are today. Of 50 lifetime starts, he won 32, placed 14, and showed two times, finishing out of the money just twice, with career winnings of almost $119,000 -- a hefty sum in his day. He won the Belmont Stakes by 15 lengths. Retired to stud, he was the leading sire for four consecutive years, 1885-1889. A stall injury in 1889 led to his being put down. He was buried, but disinterred in 1906 for display purposes (his broken leg was repaired). In 1955, Hanover was named to the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame. We are proud to have been selected as Hanover's home. We are also proud to have been named Kentucky’s “Outstanding History Museum and Organization for 2006."
Museum Building is Temporarily CLOSED
Feel free to tour our website. For more information, call (859-254-0530)
Ask about our "Scholar-Trips" funding program for schools within Fayette County, Ky.
You’ll Love the Fee!
Thanks to the generosity of our members and donors, the Lexington History Museum is able to share our heritage with local citizens and visitors at very low admission cost:
$5 for ages 12 and up, $3 ages 6-11, free under 6.
We also welcome donations, which are fully tax deductible as allowed by law.