McDowell House - Museum, Apothecary and Gardens

125 S 2nd St, Danville, KY 40422
(859) 236-2804


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Mission & Board

McDowell House Museum is a 501(c)3 non-profit devoted to preservation and medical history. The museum began in 1935 when a group of doctors purchased the home which had belonged to physician Ephraim McDowell 100 years before.

Support & Donation for McDowell House Museum

Support & Donation

We are so grateful for the support of our donors and for everyone who has come through our doors in over 75 years as a museum. Your continued support is vital in keeping our historic house preserved and open in the coming decades.  

Contact the Museum

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McDowell House Museum Signage
McDowell House School Field Trip


Interested in history? Looking to serve and educate your community? Join the volunteer staff at the McDowell House Museum! Whether you want to give guided tours to visitors, assist tourists at our gift shop, or work on special projects we would love to have you.