Filson Historical Society, The : Official Travel Source

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Filson Historical Society, The

Old Louisville

1310 S. 3rd St.
Louisville, KY 40208

Phone: (502) 635-5083
Fax: (502) 635-5086

Filson Historical Society, The


The Filson’s exhibits share the stories of the Ohio River Valley using photographs, manuscripts, books and artifacts from the Filson’s extensive collections spanning more than 230 years. Self browse our exhibits weekdays 9 am to 4:30 pm.

Digital exhibits can be accessed on our Omeka website here:

Our permanent exhibition: "People Passage Place: Stories of the Ohio Valley" uses the Filson’s vast collections to share stories that shape the social and cultural fabric of the Ohio Valley. This exhibit has been separated into three thematic sections to explore multifaceted perspectives on our region: "Land Labor Water," "People Family Community," and "Culture Creativity Craft." The materials on display have been selected to expand preconceptions and encourage conversations. Items will be rotated periodically to feature fresh Ohio Valley stories.

We also have rotating exhibitions! Visit us to explore!

Meeting Space

Meeting Spaces

Caperton Hall

Area: 1,722 sq. ft.

Carriage House First Floor

Ferguson Mansion First Floor


Area: 425 sq. ft.

The Dan and Frances Street Hall

Area: 2,025 sq. ft.

The Owsley Brown II History Center Event Wing