Barlow House Museum - Barlow, Ballard Co Kentucky

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Sketch courtesy of Kevin Barlow

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Thomas Jefferson Barlow was the first of his family to settle in the "wilderness" of Ballard County in 1849. Later his son, Clifton Jesse Barlow built the classic 11 room Victorian house which would become home to his wife and seven children, the rural Victorian Barlow House.

Vivian J. Barlow
01 February 1895 - 28 June 1990



The house was left as a gift to the residence of Ballard County by Vivian J Barlow, the eldest of the seven Barlow children

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Thomas Jefferson Barlow, II

Mr. Barlow was an avid traveler as well as a writer,
musician, teacher and historian

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On display in the house are many wonderful examples of Mr. Barlow's varied and valued collections. Amidst the home's turn of the century architecture, you will find the World War I uniform worn by Mr. Barlow, his scores of delicate China collectibles from around the world, the wedding gown worn by his mother in the late 1800s and period furniture that had been meticulously restored to its original grandeur.

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Family mementos are scattered throughout the home, including programs from turn of the century musical presentations, early family portraits, vintage personal items such as jewelry and accessories along with crystal and glass pieces of European origin.

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Barlow House Museum

The museum is open
Monday, Friday and Sunday
1 - 4 pm
Or By Appointment
Age 12 and under free
Age 13 and over $2

All inquiries regarding The Barlow House Museum, museum activities and the scheduling of house tours and other uses of the museum should be directed to:

Sharon Wilson, Manager

The Barlow House is located approximately 24 miles west of Paducah on Highway 60 in Barlow, KY.

Many thanks to The Barlow House Museum and Melissa Bradley for the use of this material

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Updated September 2004