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The National Quilt Museum

Internationally-celebrated museum exhibiting the finest quilting and fiber art in the world.

Museum Shop features quilting/quilt-related books and fine-crafted art and gift items. 215 Jefferson. 270-442-8856. quiltmuseum.org

Special QuiltWeek Hours: Sunday, April 23 & Monday, April 24 - 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Tuesday, April 25 - 8 a.m.-6 p.m.; Wednesday, April 26 - 8 a.m.- midnight; Thursday, April 27 - midnight to 6 p.m.; Friday, April 28 & Saturday, April 29 - 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.; Sunday, April 30 - 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Special QuiltWeek Admission: Monday, April 24- Sunday, April 30, $12 single day pass; $15 QuiltWeek Museum.

Pass allows unlimited access during hours of operation.

River Discovery Center

Interactive exhibits include pilothouse simulator, flood and water show, 15-minute film and nautical/science-themed gift shop. 117 S. Water St. Mon.-Sat., 9:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Sun., Apr.-Nov., 1-5 p.m. Adults, $8; $5 ages 3-12; $7 Seniors. 270.575.9958. riverdiscoverycenter.org.

Hotel Metropolitan

1908 historic hotel restored as an African-American heritage museum. Special QuiltWeek exhibit and events with Dr. Carolyn Mazloomi. 724 Oscar Cross Drive. QuiltWeek Hours: Thurs.-Sat., 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. $8. 270-443-7918. thehotelmetropolitan.org.

Lloyd Tilghman House & Civil War Museum

1852 Greek Revival home was once the residence of a Confederate General. Special display of quilts and 1830s loom. 631 Kentucky Ave. QuiltWeekHours: Tues.-Sat., 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Adults, $5; ages 6-12, $1. 270-575-5477.

Paducah Railroad Museum

Paducah Chapter of the National Railway Historical Society showcases equipment and memorabilia from the romantic past of America's railroads and locomotive simulator. 2nd & Washington streets. QuiltWeek hours: Tues.-Sat., 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Adults, $5; children, $2. 270-519-7377. paducahrr.or.

William Clark Market House Museum

View exhibits/artifacts from Paducah's past. Civil War era fabrics and quilts on display. 121 S. 2nd St. Tues.-Sat., 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Adults, $4; under 12, $1. 270-443-7759. markethousemuseum.com.

Whitehaven Welcome Center and tours

1860s antebellum mansion serves as Kentucky Welcome Center. 1845 Lone Oak Road (off Interstate 24, Exit 7). Free Quilt Week Tours every half hour, Monday-Saturday, 9 a.m. - 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. 270-554-2077.

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