The Barlow House Museum is a historic early-20th century Victorian home in western Kentucky showcasing an unusual collection of furniture, crafts, and local memorabilia from the 19th and early 20th centuries. Thomas Jefferson Barlow was the first of his family to settle in the "wilderness" territory of Ballard County in 1849. His son Clifton Jesse Barlow later built the classic 11 -room Victorian house which would become home to his wife and seven children.
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.
The house was left as a gift to the residence of Ballard County by Vivian J Barlow, the eldest of the seven Barlow children
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.
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.