Hart County's seat of government is Munfordville, site of a Civil War battle in 1862. The museum includes Civil War memorabilia related to the battle of Munfordville natives, Confederate Brig. Gen. Simon Bolivar Buckner (later governor of Kentucky) and Union Maj. Gen. Thomas Wood. Buckner and Wood were childhood friends and classmates at West Point, an association that well illustrates Kentucky's deep divisions during the Civil War. Museum staff can direct you to sites of the Battle of Munfordville.
Elizabethtown, Kentucky | This museum's Confederate stories include John Hunt Morgan's 1862 Christmas Raid, while Union stories include 15,000 men training at Camp Nevin in October 1861, and the first seven years of President Lincoln's life.
Franklin, Kentucky | Confederate prisoners, or Union officers, or maybe both, executed drawings (thought to be in charcoal) on plaster walls in a second-story room of this circa 1835 brick house, which is now a museum.
Auburn, Kentucky | Visitors to this museum can view over 40 exhibits, the largest collection of Southern Shaker furniture in the world, and catch a glimpse of the rich heritage and ingenuity of the people called "Shakers".