Old State Capitol

History Museum
300 W Broadway St (Bridge St)
Frankfort, KY 40601
(502) 564-2301


  • Governor William Goebel is the only U.S. Governor to be assassinated in office. He died on February 3, 1900. See more in this C-SPAN American History YouTube video.
  • Built from 1827-1830, this served as the Capitol of Kentucky from 1830-1909. Architect Gideon Shryock was 25 years old when he designed the building. Learn more about the history in this video.
  • See the plaque mounted in the brick sidewalk, to the right of the fountain. Read the statue for more info and watch "...damn bad oyster" documentary.
  • Read the commentary on the Goebel statue. To learn more, watch Sean Anderson's documentary "...damn bad oyster."

Nearby places

100 W Broadway St (Ann St)
237 W Broadway St
235 W Broadway St (btwn St. Clair & Lewis St)