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The Frazier Museum is located at the corner of 9th and Main Streets on downtown Louisville’s Museum Row on historic West Main Street. Our street address is 829 W. Main Street, Louisville, KY 40202.
We are conveniently accessed from I-64, I-65 and I-71. We are also easily accessible via TARC bus and the Main/Market Trolley. Visit the Transit Authority of River City for information on routes and schedules.
Directions from the north, south or east:
If traveling on I-65 or I-71, take I-64 West as you come into downtown Louisville. (If you’re already traveling west on I-64, stay on it as you come into downtown Louisville.) Get into the second lane from the right and take the Third Street/River Road (#5B) exit. This exit has two lanes and a traffic light at the bottom. Remain in the left lane of this exit and proceed straight at the light. Turn right onto Main Street. The Frazier Museum is on the right (North) side of the street, between 8th Street and 9th Street.
Directions from the west:
If traveling on I-64 East, take the Ninth Street (#4) exit. Get into the left lane, then turn left onto Market Street. Turn left onto Eighth Street, then left again onto Main Street. The Frazier Museum is on the right (North) side of the street, between 8th Street and 9th Street.
The Frazier Museum has several nearby parking options. The parking lot adjacent to the museum on 9th Street is $5 for the whole day ($3 for members). Also, there are parking meters near the museum’s main entrance and a parking garage nearby on 8th Street.
The Frazier Museum allows easy drop-off at the front of our building. Convenient, free parking for school and motor coach buses is available adjacent to the museum on 9th Street.