Hidden away 1 hour from Lexington, in small town Danville, Kentucky there is the most amazing museum dedicated to miniature dollhouses. We visited the Great American Dollhouse Museum last winter and am already planning to take my parents and in-laws the next time they come to town.

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Great American Dollhouse Museum

Do you love History? Visual Art? Miniatures? Expert craftsmanship? Then you need to visit the Great American Dollhouse Museum in Danville, KY. About 10 years ago I met a lady who had a dream. She wanted to take her love for miniatures, history, story telling, art and dollhouses and create an environment where people could come and experience something unique. Lori Kagan-Moore is living her dream. My kids and I visited the Great American Dollhouse last week.

Located in downtown Danville, KY just minutes from the Boyle County Public Library, this musuem is accessible and affordable. What makes it unique? I knew that Lori and her team would have an amazing, worthwhile exhibit. What I wasn’t expecting was the subtle humor and meticulous attention to details.

The Great American Dollhouse Museum showcases over 200 antique and artisan dollhouses, roomboxes and buildings, furnished in remarkable detail. Hundreds of thousands of miniatures in all scales are organized in history timelines, neighborhoods and villages within the Exhibition Hall. The museum also houses a large miniatures store, featuring furniture, building components, and accessories. The shop offers bargain furniture shelves where each item is under 5.00, as well as higher end items such as Bespaq and artisan-made miniatures.

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Directions and Admissions

HOURS
Tuesday ~ 11-5:00
Wednesday ~ 11-5:00
Thursday ~ 11-5:00
Friday ~ 11-5:00
Saturday ~ 11-5:00
Closed Sundays & Mondays

ADMISSION
Adults ~ 7.50
Seniors ~ 6.60
Kids 4-12 ~ 5.00
Under 4 ~ Free

344 Swope Drive
Danville, KY 40422

(859) 236-1883

Have you ever visited a museum dedicated to miniatures? I’d love to hear your memories or what intrigues you most about this Great American Dollhouse Museum.

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  1. April 15, 2013  4:39 pm by Michelle Reply

    We would go to the Iowa State Fair every year when I was a kid and one of my favorite parts of the day was going into the top floor of the Cultural Building where they had the dollhouse competition. My dad was in construction and he would always have the most insightful comments on what had been built. We always wanted him to make one of his own. One year he did make us a big Barbie house with furniture and that was the coolest thing ever!

  2. April 26, 2015  12:12 am by Gena Reply

    So much fun! I love learning about new fun places like this

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