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Bell County Historical Society

Open Now: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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this is a must see

this is something locals and tourists alike must see. The building itself is a landmark. The info... read more

Reviewed October 9, 2017
John-Teresa B
Middlesboro, Kentucky
Small, but interesting

The Bell County History Museum is not in the Arthur Building that is pictured, but the beautiful... read more

Reviewed February 18, 2017
Middlesboro, Kentucky
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Oct 9, 2017
“this is a must see”
Feb 18, 2017
“Small, but interesting”
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207 N. ST. Middlesboro, Ky 40965, Middlesboro, KY
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Reviewed October 9, 2017

this is something locals and tourists alike must see. The building itself is a landmark. The info you can gleen from just a simple 30 min visit will astound. Friendly staff.

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Reviewed February 18, 2017

The Bell County History Museum is not in the Arthur Building that is pictured, but the beautiful Carnige Library next door to the Post Office. Loads of coal and family history and an old bicycle that you won't believe.

4  Thank Chaz445
Reviewed October 18, 2016

Located in an Andrew Carnegie Library built in 1912 many of the exhibit cases are repurposed bookshelves. From the story about Middlesboro being the only town in North America located in a meteor crater, to a Big Foot costume that fooled many, this museum has...More

3  Thank YorkGardener
Reviewed October 9, 2016

Awesome little place here. Stop by if you're a history nerd.... or enjoy Bigfoot! Be aware, Google Maps is WRONG. Call them for directions, or look up the Post Office and drive 1 block further. Google Maps is stupid crazy wrong. (10/2016)

2  Thank jwcrawley
Reviewed July 8, 2016

this museum has been developed out of a former police station bingo parlor(they just started holding bingo and raffles again) and it is a nice place to visit in downtown Middlesboro!

1  Thank Justin L
Reviewed August 11, 2015

We were doing research on our family with hopes of finding some leads on a boarding house owned by my husband's grandmother. The staff was quite helpful and very friendly. In fact we missed the place and when I called for directions she kindly gave...More

4  Thank Campwahoo
Reviewed July 28, 2015

My family is from Bell County so I wanted to check it out on a recent trip to the Gap. It and museum are located in the old library. Nice exhibit at no charge, but donations accepted. Bathrooms are large and clean. Personnel we friendly...More

2  Thank Familyman454
Reviewed December 7, 2014

This place seems to be hiding in plain sight, but it's a cute find anyway. The grounds are pretty and the inside is pretty historic looking!

1  Thank Kimberly A
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October 30, 2016|
Response from Justin L | Reviewed this property |
where is this picture at??