SAR – Genealogical Research Library – it is there for you to explore!

Cincinnati members are blessed by having the National Headquarters for the Sons of the American Revolution (SAR) in downtown Louisville Kentucky.

Tree lined, wide streets with brick sidewalks welcome you

Located downtown in an area called “Museum Row”, in a beautiful building lies the national SAR headquarters as well as the outstanding Genealogical Research Library.

A Minuteman guards the entrance

The downtown is very nice, feels safe and very clean.  Just off the banks of the Ohio river with ample parking within a block (see the website for parking options) and numerous eating establishments close by.

Welcome to 809 W. Main Street, Louisville KY

Arrange for a time to visit the Library as well as visit some local attractions including the Louisville Slugger museum, Bourbon District, Mohamed Ali museum and of course the Churchhill Downs Horse Racing track (home of the most exciting two minutes in sports).

We were greeted by a friendly staff of committed members of the SAR, who were very helpful and showed us around to see the vast store of all things American Revolutionary War.

Two floors 55,000 items await your research efforts

We were overwhelmed at the amount of material available to perform genealogical research on American Revolutionary War patriots or simply learn more about this great conflict from which a new free nation was born.

Sitting down to get comfortable and dig into what is available

There are over 55,000 items in the collection, including family histories, state records, and online databases.  There is something for researchers of all levels to explore in this nationally recognized genealogical treasure.

Plenty of space for you to sit and work on research

We learned that the SAR is working on opening a museum and have a donation drive underway to raise funds to expand and open a center.  There are some unique items on display in the library.

Wig stands and wig powder dusters – who would believe that

There are over 10,000 family histories.

Ready for a good old fashioned shave?

There is access to many genealogical databases including but not limited to: American Ancestors, Fold3, Family Search.

Wig curlers – you have to be kidding

Also available is access to e-book versions of books available via their catalogue.

Lots to take in!  A bit overwhelming!  Start small and unlock some family mysteries.  This SAR team is ready to help!

Learn more by visiting


809 W Main Street

Louisville, KY

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