Smedley Yeiser Event Center

533 Madison
Paducah, Kentucky 42001

Category: Services,Paducah History,Specialty

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Step inside one of the most special homes in Paducah. A home that has seen the Civil War, the Great Flood of 1937 (with a high water stain subtly hiding under three layers of wallpaper). A home that has served as shelter for generations and a museum for Vice President Alben Barkley. We welcome you to the Smedley Yeiser.

The Smedley Yeiser is one of the oldest residential structures in town, located in Paducah's historic Lowertown neighborhood and in close proximity to the downtown district. Located at 533 Madison St, the house dates to 1852 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. With original plaster walls, heart cypress floors, and original lighting, it is the classic setting for your elegant and dignified event.The Smedley Yeiser previously had housed the Alben Barkley Museum, but had been shuttered since 2008 when the museum closed. The city had other plans for the building that were never realized, and in 2015 they offered it up for sale with an approved proposal. Lauren and Levi Kepsel purchased the house in 2015 and spent a year undergoing a detail historical preservation.


The home now serves as a unique event space that offer a full commercial kitchen, outside seating area and beautiful grounds for any special occasion.