The Filson collects, preserves, and tells the significant stories of Kentucky and Ohio Valley history.

Featured Event

The Gertrude Polk Brown Lecture Series – The Woman’s Hour: The Great Fight to Win the Vote by Elaine Weiss

Tuesday, June 2, 6:00-7:00 PM – Virtual Presentation via Zoom – register online here: https://filson.simpletix.com/e/51506  Nashville, August 1920. Thirty-five states have approved the Nineteenth Amendment, granting women the right to vote; one last state–Tennessee–is needed for women’s voting rights to be the law of the land. The suffragists face vicious opposition from politicians, clergy, corporations, […]

Venue Rental

Spaces Available for Rent

The Filson Historical Society is a unique venue that blends the historic with the modern and provides a stunning background for any event. Several areas of the campus are available to be rented for dinners, retreats, meetings, receptions, parties, or weddings. The venues have access to 74 free parking spaces and wifi, as well as small catering areas. All of the Filson’s facilities have accessible parking.

Visit the Filson

1310 S. 3rd St., Louisville, KY 40208
(502) 635-5083

The Filson is temporarily closed to the public to protect our staff, volunteers, and patrons during the coronavirus pandemic. All May events are postponed or virtual; for information on virtual programming and other activities, please visit us online at Bringing History Home.

We continue to provide remote research services; please email research@filsonhistorical.org.