Explore Kentucky History is a free app that puts Kentucky’s History at your fingertips. Explore Kentucky’s many unique historic places and take self-guided tours of the state’s rich history.

The Kentucky Historical Society explores the state’s history through its historical sites, markers, and landscapes. Find interesting people, places and events in Kentucky’s history, and take curated historical tours through regions and communities across the state. With a growing list of interpretive stories, beginning with the state’s historical markers, each point on the interactive GPS-enabled map includes historical information about the location, along with historic images from Kentucky’s archival collections and historical publications. Many sites also include short documentary videos or audio clips based on expert research or oral history interviews. You can find more information about Kentucky Historical Society on the web at or visit the project website at

What’s New

Version 4.0.1

Minor fixes for previous release

Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
4 Ratings

4 Ratings

ThirtyOhSix ,

Great App

I hope the author will maintain and update the app.

HSteacher22 ,

Good information but limited functionality

The best thing about this app is the writing- detailed and engaging. At the same time, the app itself is very limited and so this isn’t much different than the state’s online encyclopedia with articles pinned to a map.

Jabwalden ,

Great way to find local history!

I found this app to be extremely useful in finding local history surrounding a theme or topic. The content uses the state's historical marker program as the framework but contextualizes the place with rich scholarship and historical collections. KHS is always adding new content and tours.

This app is a must have if your touring the Commonwealth!

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