Video Tour

African American History Cell Phone Tour

Welcome to the home of Hopkinsville's first African American History Cell Phone Tour.  Sure to be appreciated by visitors and locals alike, this FREE tour may be enjoyed in about one hour and features eighteen snapshots of our rich local history.  During the tour, hear about:

  • Booker T. Washington’s historic visit;
  • Famous headliners Ray Charles, Count Basie, B.B. King, and Tina & Ike Turner playing gigs in Hopkinsville as part of the Chitlin Circuit; and
  • How slave-turned-millionaire businessman Peter Postell was so famous upon his death he was recognized by the New York Times!
Taking a tour is simple.  Just grab your cell phone.  Get a tour card with stop details and dial-in information.  Travel to the first stop and call the tour line.

Tour cards may be downloaded here or picked up at these locations:

  • Commerce Center (2800 Ft Campbell Boulevard)
  • Hopkinsville Municipal Center (715 South Virginia Street)
  • MEDI Office (1101 South Main Street)
  • Pennyroyal Area Museum (217 E 9th Street)
Special thanks for assistance in developing the tour goes out to Tour Narrator the late Matt Snorton, Christian County Historian William Turner, Pennyroyal Area Museum, Hopkinsville-Christian County Public Library, WHOP AM-FM, MEDI of Western KY, Hopkinsville’s Grounds Maintenance Division, and Community & Development Services.

This is the second cell phone tour sponsored by the local Convention & Visitor’s Bureau.  The Edgar Cayce Cell Phone Tour is also available here.

For more information about the latest cell phone tour, please call (270) 890-0215, or email us to submit historical information for future tours.