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Historic Sites

Kentucky’s Historic Sites commemorate events that span centuries, from the prehistoric Native American village occupied by the Mississippian mound builders at Wickliffe Mounds State Historic Site to 1862 when Kentucky’s largest Civil War battle occurred at Perryville Battlefield. Learn how horse racing began its storied history at “Sportsman’s Hill” on the property of the William Whitley House or visit the world’s tallest concrete obelisk built to memorialize the birthplace of Jefferson Davis, President of the Confederacy during the Civil War. Enjoy a living history tour at Waveland or White Hall.

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