Located in Henderson, the John James Audubon State Park was recognized in Kentucky Living magazine’s 2016 Reader’s Choice Awards! Museum: 1st Place; Outdoor Recreation Spot: 2nd Place
Lodging & Camping
The park has 5 1-bedroom cottages and 1 ADA-accessible 2-bedroom cottage. Each of the 1-bedroom cottages has a king sized bed, pull out sofa, fireplace, living room, full kitchen and bathroom. The fireplaces are open October 1st – April 15th. The 2-bedroom cottage has 4 queen sized beds, 2 bathrooms, living room, and full kitchen. Tableware, cooking utensils and linens are provided. Cottages are available by late afternoon. Check out by 10AM, Central Time. Contact park for cottage reservations. Price ranges are seasonal from $80.00 - $160.00 per night. Cottages open year round. Pets are allowed in the John James Audubon campground if restrained.
For camping reservations call: 270-826-5939 or click here!
For cabin reservations call: 270-826-2247
The conference room at John James Audubon combines an incredible outdoor environment with interior museum, art gallery and nature center. The 1,556, square foot conference room can accommodate 200 guests lecture-style and 80 people classroom style. The new state-of-the-art Audubon Theater has high speed internet, webcast ability, desk tops on theater seats and a sound system. The Audubon Theater can seat up to 47 people.
Click here to visit John James Audubon's Meetings site.
The museum interprets the lives and work of John James Audubon and his family within a timeline of world events. Three galleries chronicle the Audubon story, including the family’s 1810-1819 residency in Henderson, Kentucky. Over 200 objects are on display, including artifacts from Audubon’s Kentucky years, a complete set of his masterwork, The Birds of America, and many original artworks. Admission rates apply. Special group tours can be arranged through our Curator. Weekly tour every Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. and the monthly first Thursday, Turn-the-Page tours are also at 1:30 p.m. The tours are included with museum admission. Call (270) 827-1893 for more information.
Museum Gift Shop
Browse the Audubon Museum Gift Shop throughout the year for unique nature-inspired gifts. Many items are created by Kentucky artisans and are beautifully displayed for your perusal.
The Audubon State Park Nature Center is housed in the same building as the Museum, and sits perched on the edge of the park’s beautiful nature preserve. Free admission gives visitors access to a wildlife observation room, the Audubon Theater, and the Discovery & Learning Center where our education staff conducts environmental and art education programs. An art gallery in the downstairs Meeting Room frequently displays the work of local artists. Several hiking trails begin/end near the Nature Center, allowing for great outdoor experiences!
For information about nature and art program opportunities, please call the Nature Center Office at (270)826-4424. Download a PDF of our Program Guide here.
Open all year.
Museum/Gift Shop/Nature Center Hours
The Museum, Nature Center & Gift Shop is open 7-days a week and is FREE to the public on every Monday!
Families (2 adults, 2 children) $15.00
Adults (18+) $6.00
Seniors (60+) $5.00
Children/Students (6 – 17 & college w/ID) $4.00
Children 5 & under Free
Friends of Audubon Members Free
High-speed wireless internet is available within the Museum/Nature Center building for your convenience.
Open April 1 - November 12.
Open all year.
Open all year, weather permitting.