Brandenburg KY (Kentucky)

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Brandenburg KY cruise port

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Local Time
2024-07-22 07:31

min: 66 °F (18 °C) / max: 85 °F (30 °C) 66°F
Wind: 84°/ 2 m/s  Gust: 5.1 m/sWind: 84°/ 2 m/s  Gust: 5.1 m/sLight breeze
2 m/s
Min / Max Temperature85 °F / 30 °C
66 °F / 19 °C
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Brandenburg is an Ohio River cruise port and small town in Meade County (Kentucky, USA) with population around 3,000. The town is approx 46 mi (74 km) southwest of the state's largest city Louisville.

The settlement (Falling Springs) was officially founded in 1804 when the land (3000 acres / 12 km2) was purchased by Solomon Brandenburg (German jew). The village grew around his tavern, in 1825 became Meade County's seat and in 1872 was incorporated by Kentucky's assembly. The current-day town covers total area 4 mi2 (10 km2).

As cruise port, Brandenburg KY is included in the regular schedule of one of the USA's largest river cruise companies - AQV/AQSC-American Queen Voyages/Steamboat Company, with the paddlewheel riverboat American Duchess (2017-built).

Next table shows AQSC's 7-night/8-day itinerary from Louisville KY to Clarksville TN, with prices from ~USD 2700 per person (double-occupancy outside cabin rates).

Day / TimePort
Day 1 (5 PM)Departing from Louisville, Kentucky
Day 2Brandenburg, Kentucky
Day 3Owensboro, Kentucky
Day 4Henderson, Kentucky
Day 5Paducah, Kentucky
Day 6Dover, Tennessee
Day 8 (8 AM)Arriving in Clarksville, Tennessee

In Brandenburg, AQSC offers one complimentary tour (An American Leader: The Life and Presidency of Abraham Lincoln) and one optional excursion (General George Patton: A Legacy of Leadership).

The Lincoln-themed land tour (bus travel from Brandenburg) visits Hodgenville KY's Lincoln Museum, where are displayed life-size wax figures and dioramas, Civil War paraphernalia, exhibits. An impersonator at Lincoln Square stands in front of the brass statue and continues the story. The tour ends with visiting Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Park (the Sinking Spring site south of Hodgenville).

The General Patton-themed tour visits the US Army's military complex Fort Knox. AQSC's cruise tourists are granted special permission for a bus tour through Fort Knox and to explore George Patton's Museum.