Located one block from downtown Glasgow, the South Central Kentucky Cultural Center is dedicated to telling the story of the people, places and events that make up the geographic area of Kentucky known as the “Barrens”—Metcalfe, Allen, Hart and Monroe Counties, as well as Barren County. If history is of interest to you, this is the place to visit!

Located in the former 1920’s Kentucky Pants factory, the 30,000 square foot center currently has quality exhibits spanning three floors. The first floor features a display that represents south central Kentucky from 12,000 BC to frontier days. Items include stone and bone tools, knives, and Native American exhibits from other historic periods.

Visitors can also learn about living in the 1800’s. These exhibits include a sewing machine from 1854, quilts, wooden washboard, lye soap, and yoke along with a log cabin, smokehouse, farming tools and equipment.

The second floor features an extensive military collection with items from the Civil War through Desert Storm. In addition, there is a model of Glasgow’s town square that includes businesses from the 19thth century such as a post office, bank, doctor’s office, telephone switchboard, dry goods shop, undertaker’s business and other displays.

Visitors can explore the genealogical research room which consists of family history books, census records, cemetery records, marriage records and more. The third floor features eighty+ years of newspapers from the south central area of Kentucky.

Displays at the Center undergo change and are managed by volunteers who work under the direction of Gayle Berry, the director of the Center.

Admission is free. Scheduled group tours are available. The Center is handicapped accessible. Hours:  M-F, 9am-4pm; Sat. 9am-2pm; Closed on Sunday.

Letter to the South Central Kentucky Cultural Center


Glasgow - Barren County Tourist Commission
118 East Public Square, Glasgow KY 42141
Located at the Glasgow/Barren County
Chamber of Commerce Building.

Phone:  800-264-3161 / Phone:  270-651-3161 / Fax:  270-651-3122 / Email: [email protected]

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