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Conveniently located across from the Big South Fork Railroad, the McCreary County Museum is a... read more

Reviewed September 4, 2018
Jason C
Barthell Mining Camp

I can’t say enough about this place.. I have been there several times.. You will definitely learn... read more

Reviewed August 6, 2018
Stearns, Kentucky
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1 Henderson Street, Stearns, KY 42647
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Reviewed September 4, 2018

Conveniently located across from the Big South Fork Railroad, the McCreary County Museum is a small-town gem, full of artifacts of yesteryear. Antiques and memorabilia of the early 20th century, and a tribute to McCreary County native and Medal of Honor recipient Wilburn Ross, feature...More

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Reviewed August 6, 2018 via mobile

I can’t say enough about this place.. I have been there several times.. You will definitely learn about coal mining history.. The people that own it are amazing..

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Reviewed November 13, 2017

This is a fun and informative place to learn about how my family made a living mining coal in this small Kentucky town. The staff was friendly and informative. Lots of history under on roof.

1  Thank Dustin A
Reviewed October 8, 2017 via mobile

“Closed for lunch” sign hanging on door but no time of return. One couple had been waiting for “quite awhile.” The exhibits were dated & dusty but a lot of interesting information. The town needs to do some updating to the paint, gift shop, etc.

1  Thank KyReserve
Reviewed July 29, 2017

Museum entrance was included in our ticket purchase, otherwise we may not have visited. A trip through the museum exhibits was the perfect precursor to our train ride to Blue Heron. The artifacts and personal accounts brought history to life for us. I was mildly...More

1  Thank MrsBray123001
Reviewed July 8, 2017

we are from this area returning to visit went to museum my husband loved all the information about his family that he found

1  Thank inabranscum
Reviewed November 12, 2016

Stearns is a small town, and I assumed it had always been that way, but this museum taught me it had once been the capital of a lumber and coal empire. The museum had exhibits on everything from cowbells to coins, and did a good...More

1  Thank tnknitter
Reviewed October 2, 2016 via mobile

Really enjoyed the museum more than I expected!!!! I loved learning the history of the town and they had some very interesting displays, it was also free if you had train tickets so that was nice also

1  Thank 270amyhale
Reviewed September 4, 2016

This is a museum about the lives of the people who lived in the area. They have a variety of artifacts which will appeal to everyone. I saw several young children touring the museum and learning about how people lived during hard time. I highly...More

1  Thank 922garye
Reviewed June 23, 2016

The building was the location of the offices for the railroad and lumber company. The museum has a nice variety of items from that period of time. It was a pleasant experience.

1  Thank OreSprings
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