Street Address
227 Elm Street
Ludlow, KY 41016
Mailing Address
P O Box 16192
Ludlow, KY 41016
phone: 859-261-3451
Hoping to expand hours in 2013.
Currently open Saturdays only...
Saturday12 PM - 4 PM
Society membership is $20 Individual, $40 Family and allows unlimited access during museum hours. See website for more details.
Adults: $3
Children : $1
Gift Shop
Special Event Rental
Group Tours
Mark Mitchell, Society President/Curator
phone: 859-261-3451
Yolanda Mitchell, Society Secretary/Curator
phone: 859-261-3451


=A small community museum that explains the development of Ludlow from a scenic riverside estate of 1,000 acres to a thriving railroad town to the Cincinnati suburb it is today. The influx of Irish and German immigrants influenced much of its growth. Besides numerous displays and photographs, a genealogy/local history room is also available.


The Ludlow Heritage Mission Statement:

The mission of the Ludlow Heritage Society & Museum shall be to preserve and protect the historic and cultural artifacts of the city of Ludlow, to acquire, preserve, and display books, pamphlets, maps and other similar objects for the purpose of establishing a reference library and museum for the use of the community and tourists alike; to maintain genealogical records in order to keep an accurate record of the citizens of Ludlow, past, present and future; to potentially seek aid or to assist in the preservation of valuable, historic buildings, monuments and sites; to share the knowledge gained in these pursuits through publications and programs for the public.


The museum's Grand Opening was held on October 22nd, 2011, and is continuing to gain local attention.

Artifacts Collections

  • Numerous items illustrating the Ludlow Lagoon Amusement Park
  • the railroad (Southern/Queen & Crescent/Cincinnati, New Orleans & Texas Pacific)
  • local businesses, schools, churches, architecture, personalities
  • and more ...

Research Collections

  • Over 2,000 photographs from as early as 1863 to present
  • Ludlow newspapers from the 1870's to present
  • Books
  • Family files
  • House and location files
  • Maps, plats, and architectural drawings and more ...

Educational Programs

We have had genealogy "how-to" lectures and hosted guest speakers.


Our current facility is small with hopes to expand in the future.


Our research library is reference-only...not a lending library.

Access: General Public

Appointment required: No


We usually provide an article to our local community newspaper on a monthly basis. Other local newspapers or publications only for special events or occasional articles.

  • Ludlow Community Connection, Ludlow, KY


Wheelchair Accessible




Gift Shop

Special Event Rental

Group Tours