Area Attractions

Kentucky Railway Museum

Kentucky Railway MuseumIn 1990, the Kentucky Railway Museum relocated in New Haven on property donated to them by Louis & Chester Simms.

The Kentucky Railway Museum draws approximately 40,000 tourists to the City annually.

For more information please call the Kentucky Railway Museum' at 502.549.5470 or visit their website at kyrail.org.

Abbey of Gethsemani

Abbey of GethsemaniSince 1848, when 44 Trappist Monks from the Abbey of Melleray in western France made themselves a new home in the hills of Central Kentucky, Gethsemani has been a hardworking community. Supporting themselves at first by farming, the monks now depend on their mail-order sales of homemade fruitcake, cheese and bourbon fudge.

The Abbey is located at 3642 Monks Road, Trappist, KY 40051-6102. For more information, access their website at monks.org.

Lincoln Boyhood Home

Abraham LIncoln's boyhood homeIn 1811, the Lincolns moved to a Farm on Knob Creek. Abraham's earliest memories were this home.

The Knob Creek is located 4 miles south of New Haven. Please visit their website at nps.gov for more information.

My Old Kentucky Home

My Old Kentucky HomeToday, this Georgian-style mansion is as endearing to visitors as it was in 1852, the year Foster wrote what has become the official state song while visiting his cousins, the Rowan family.

Step into the days of the antebellum South as costumed guides escort you through the stately mansion and formal gardens.

Maker's Mark Distillery

Maker's Mark DistilleryMaker's Mark is the only operating distillery in America to be designated a National Historic Landmark. Originally built in 1805 as a gristmill distillery, it became the home of Maker’s Mark in 1953. Today, it is the oldest operating distillery on its original site.

Makers Mark is located about 15 miles East of New Haven in Loretto, KY. Access their website at makersmark.com.


New Haven City Hall
302 Center Street
New Haven, KY 40051
Office: 502-549-3177
Fax: 502-549-1002

Mailing Address
P.O. Box 98
New Haven, KY 40051