old woodcut image of the Kentucky River

A Teacher’s Guide to

Kentucky’s Story

A nine-part Kentucky history series for grades 4 and 5, produced by KET.

See our online ITV catalog  for upcoming broadcasts and additional information for teachers.

Suggested Field Trips

The following sites and museums are recommended for class field trips. It is important, however, to contact each location in advance to make arrangements for group tours.

Prehistoric Kentucky

Ancient Buried City, Wickliffe, Ky.
Big Bone Lick State Park and Outdoor Museum, Union, Ky.
Cahokia Mounds, East St. Louis, Ill.
Chucalissa Indian Village and Museum, Memphis, Tenn.
Cincinnati Museum of Natural History, Cincinnati, Ohio.
Mammoth Cave National Park, Cave City, Ky.
Otter Creek Park, Muldrough, Ky.

Frontier Life

Blue Licks Battlefield State Park and Museum, Mt. Olivet, Ky.
Constitution Square State Historic Site, Danville, Ky.
Dr. Thomas Walker State Historic Site, Barbourville, Ky.
Levi Jackson Wilderness Road State Park and Mountain Life Museum, London, Ky.
Fort Boonesborough State Park and Museum, Richmond, KY.
Old Fort Harrod State Park, Mansion Museum, Pioneer Cemetery and "The Legend of Daniel Boone" outdoor drama. Harrodsburg, Ky.
Old Mulkey Meeting House State Historic Site, Tompkinsville, Ky.
William Whitley House State Historic Site, Barbourville, Ky.

Antebellum Kentucky

Abraham Lincoln's Birthplace, National Historic Site, Hodgenville, Ky.
Farmington Historic Home, Louisville, Ky,
Isaac Shelby Cemetery State Historic Site, Danville, Ky.
Lincoln Homestead State Park, Springfield, Ky.
Mary Todd Lincoln House, Lexington, Ky.
My Old Kentucky Home State Park, Bardstown, Ky.
Old State Capitol and Kentucky History Center, Frankfort, Ky.
Shakertown at Pleasant Hill, Harrodsburg, Ky.
Waveland State Historic Site, Lexington, Ky.

Civil War

Columbus Belmont Battlefield State Park, Columbus, Ky.
Jefferson Davis Monument State Historic Site, Fairview, Ky.
John Hunt Morgan Home, Lexington, Ky.
General Burnside State Park, Lake Cumberland, Ky.
General Butler State Park, Carrollton, Ky.
Kentucky Military History Museum, Frankfort, Ky.
Perryville Battlefield State Historic Site, Perryville, Ky.

Post-Civil War Kentucky

Berea College Mountain Folk Festival, Berea, Ky.
Fort Knox, George S. Patton Museum of Cavalry and Armor, U.S. Gold Depository, Ft. Knox, Ky.
John James Audubon State Park, Henderson, Ky.
White Hall State Historic Site, Richmond, Ky.