Historical Adventures

Historic AdventuresWith all the roads and automobiles today it’s hard to imagine that mountains could completely prevent people from moving to other parts of the country, but Kentucky was once a mysterious, will and unknown place full of wild game and scattered settlements from Native Americans, European Settlers, and Civil War battlefields.


The Mill Springs Battlefield Museum in Nancy is just one of more than a dozen Civil War sites found in Southern and Eastern Kentucky. Visitors can view a wide range of artifacts recovered from the battlefield. Cannon shot and many bullets have been found; some never fired and some chewed by pigs.

Somerset is the official car cruise capitol of Kentucky. Somernites Cruise is held rain or shine the 4th Saturday April – October from 1:00pm to 7:00 pm in downtown Somerset. Cruise events are free to participants and spectators. Somernites Show & Shine is a non-judged event open to all Street rods, Classics, Antiques, Muscle cars and highly modified Late Models. Each show concludes with the “Parade of Classics” along US 27.

Specialty Area's at each month show focus on a specific make or model and are all parked together as a
show-within-a-show.

Participants can also take part in the Fun Runs held the morning of the cruise in. A different destination is featured each month. Participants gather at 8:00am at Hardees South, stoplight 22 on US 27.

Somernites Cruise isn’t just for adults. A Kids Kruze zone will be set up inside the cruise area featuring free inflatables for the kids.

For a complete list of cruise dates and special events, visit somernitescruise.com.

4th Annual Trail of Caches
270-487-8481
Old Mulkey Meetinghouse State Historic Site, 38 Old Mulkey Park Rd.
Tompkinsville
KY
42167
Abraham Lincoln Library and Museum
423-869-6235
Cumberland Gap Pkwy/US 25E
Harrogate, Tennessee
KY
37752
Abraham Lincoln Relief Sculpture (Abe...
606.593.6202
PO Box 749
Booneville
KY
41314
Adair County Public Library
270-384-2472
307 Greensburg Street
Columbia
KY
42728
Anakawi/Clay County High School Nature...
606-598-3737
415 Clay County High Rd.
Manchester
KY
40962
Ancient Rock Writings Display
606-598-3456
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 394
Manchester
KY
40962
Appalachian Artisan Center of Kentucky...
606-785-9855
16 West Main Street
Hindman
KY
41822
Appalachian Foothills Fire Muster
606.545.9674
580 North Allison Ave
Barbourville
KY
40906
Archer Park
606-886-6390
66 Archer Park Drive
Prestonsburg
KY
41653
Arthur Museum
606-248-2482
2215 Cumberland Avenue
Middlesboro
KY
40965
Asher Cabin
606-598-5507
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 394
Manchester
KY
40962
Atkinson-Griffen Log Cabin
270-465-4463
325 East Main St
Campbellsville
KY
42718