Cynthiana, Kentucky

Explore historical gems & architecture in the heart of Central Kentucky

Where can you find something for lovers of nature trails, architecture, opera houses, Civil War history geeks and fans of AMC’s The Walking Dead all in one place? Deep in the heart of Kentucky’s Bluegrass Region in the city of Cynthiana, that’s where.

Those with a passion for history will discover plenty to love in our community. Listed as a historic district in the National Register of Historic Places, Cynthiana is home to the second-largest collection of buildings with mid-19th century cast iron storefronts in Kentucky. The site of two Civil War battles, U.S. history buffs can embark on the Cynthiana’s Civil War Driving Tour or experience battle reenactments and learn about wartime events that transpired in Harrison County and shaped the country. For a dose of more lighthearted history, time your visit around Raggedy Ann Day, which recognizes Cynthiana's association with the family of the iconic doll's creator, Johnny Gruelle.

Horror fans will want to be sure to snap a photo downtown in front of the world's largest Walking Dead mural. Beyond brushes with the undead, patrons of the arts and cultural institutions will be charmed by the Cynthiana-Harrison County Museum, housed within a beautiful historic theater and containing scale models and historical gems from the city.

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