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The lively arts community in Frankfort offers an endless selection of dance, theatre, sculpture, architecture, stained glass windows and musical opportunities ranging from barbershop quartets to modern dance. The Bluegrass Theatre Guild in Frankfort produces a variety of Broadway and off-Broadway shows throughout the year. Frankfort is home to several cultural arts programs including: the Folklife Festival and the Frankfort Public Art Tour. For children Frankfort is a vibrant center of artistic and cultural activity.


The Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History has been the headquarters for the Kentucky Historical Society since April 10, 1999. Covering much of a city block in downtown Frankfort, it provides space for permanent exhibits, museum and archival storage, educational activities, offices and special events.  Its namesake, the late Thomas D. Clark, was former state historian and an instrumental partner in the building’s planning and development.

Data Name Value
Accredited Museums 1
Kentucky Historical Society (Frankfort, KY)
Arts Institutions 3
Dance Companies 0
Historical Sites 1
Museums 0
Musical Groups and Artists 1
Other Performing Arts Companies 0
Theater Companies and Dinner Theaters 1