KENTUCKY COAL MINING MUSEUM

The Kentucky Coal Mining Museum is located deep in the heart of the Appalachian coal fields in a former coal camp town, Benham, Harlan County, Kentucky. Through the vast displays within and around the museum, tourists will be immersed in the life of a coal miner and his family as they struggled to make a life for themselves not knowing how valuable their contributions were to the industrialization of the 20th century.  Nonprofit MEMBER of  Cumberland Gap Region Tourism Association 231 Main St Cumberland, KY 40823  606-848-1530 http://kentucky.coal.museum/  

The Kentucky Coal Mining Museum is located deep in the heart of the Appalachian coal fields in a former coal camp town, Benham, Harlan County, Kentucky. Through the vast displays within and around the museum, tourists will be immersed in the life of a coal miner and his family as they struggled to make a life for themselves not knowing how valuable their contributions were to the industrialization of the 20th century.  Nonprofit MEMBER of  Cumberland Gap Region Tourism Association

231 Main St
Cumberland, KY 40823  606-848-1530
http://kentucky.coal.museum/

 

KNOX HISTORICAL MUSEUM

The Knox Historical Museum was established in 1987 in order to preserve pieces of southeastern Kentucky’s past.  Knox County was established in 1799, and Barbourville was selected as the county seat during court sessions in 1800 and 1801.  The museum is a non-profit, volunteer organization which publishes the award-winning magazine, The Knox Countian, and also offers an extensive genealogy collection that can be searched by the public in the museum’s new genealogy center.MEMBER of Cumberland Gap Region Tourism Association 196 Daniel Boone Dr, Barbourville, KY 40906 606-546-7581  www.knoxhistoricalmuseum.org  

The Knox Historical Museum was established in 1987 in order to preserve pieces of southeastern Kentucky’s past.  Knox County was established in 1799, and Barbourville was selected as the county seat during court sessions in 1800 and 1801.  The museum is a non-profit, volunteer organization which publishes the award-winning magazine, The Knox Countian, and also offers an extensive genealogy collection that can be searched by the public in the museum’s new genealogy center.MEMBER of Cumberland Gap Region Tourism Association

196 Daniel Boone Dr, Barbourville, KY 40906

606-546-7581 

www.knoxhistoricalmuseum.org

 

ABRAHAM LINCOLN MUSEUM & LIBRARY

Located on the beautiful campus of Lincoln Memorial University in Harrogate, Tennessee, the Abraham Lincoln Library and Museum houses one of the most diverse Lincoln and Civil War collections in the country. Nonprofit MEMBER of Cumberland Gap Region Tourism Association 120 Mars/DeBusk Pkwy Harrogate, TN 37752   http://museum.lmunet.edu/  423-869-6235

Located on the beautiful campus of Lincoln Memorial University in Harrogate, Tennessee, the Abraham Lincoln Library and Museum houses one of the most diverse Lincoln and Civil War collections in the country. Nonprofit MEMBER of Cumberland Gap Region Tourism Association

120 Mars/DeBusk Pkwy
Harrogate, TN 37752 

 http://museum.lmunet.edu/

 423-869-6235

LITTLE CONGRESS BICYCLE MUSEUM

Bicycles function as reminders of the way things were and harbingers of things to come. Our mission is to represent the past with carefully selected bicycles which combine styling that is principally based upon market, theory and engineering with historical and cultural significance. The museum was established June 18th 2003 and is located in famous Cumberland Gap, TN, where the borders of Kentucky, Tennessee and Virginia come together. Nonprofit MEMBER of Cumberland Gap Region Tourism Association Little Congress Bicycle Museum 807 Llewellyn St Cumberland Gap, TN 37724 P:423-869-9993 bicyclemuseum.net  

Bicycles function as reminders of the way things were and harbingers of things to come. Our mission is to represent the past with carefully selected bicycles which combine styling that is principally based upon market, theory and engineering with historical and cultural significance.

The museum was established June 18th 2003 and is located in famous Cumberland Gap, TN, where the borders of Kentucky, Tennessee and Virginia come together. Nonprofit MEMBER of Cumberland Gap Region Tourism Association

Little Congress Bicycle Museum
807 Llewellyn St
Cumberland Gap, TN 37724
P:423-869-9993
bicyclemuseum.net
 

MIDDLESBORO ARTHUR MUSEUM

Recognizing that our past profoundly influences our future the Bell County Museum collects, preserves and interprets the historic and prehistoric cultural heritage of the Bell County region, for all citizens, and provides quality traveling exhibitions for their enjoyment and education.  Established in 1991, the Bell County Museum serves the community as a vital resource for the collection, interpretation and preservation of the historical heritage of the Bell County area. Bell County Museum 207 N 20th St  Middlesboro, KY 40965   606-242-0005     MEMBER Cumberland Gap Region Tourism Association

Recognizing that our past profoundly influences our future the Bell County Museum collects, preserves and interprets the historic and prehistoric cultural heritage of the Bell County region, for all citizens, and provides quality traveling exhibitions for their enjoyment and education.  Established in 1991, the Bell County Museum serves the community as a vital resource for the collection, interpretation and preservation of the historical heritage of the Bell County area.

Bell County Museum
207 N 20th St
 Middlesboro, KY 40965  
606-242-0005  
 

MEMBER Cumberland Gap Region Tourism Association

house made of coal

BELL COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY AND MUSEUM

Located in the heart of Historic Middlesborough, the museum is housed in Carnegie Library building dating back to 1912.  It is within easy walking distance of other historical sites including the Coal House and Coal Museum, the Arthur Museum with its Victorian Garden, the Canal Walk and the Centennial Park.   Nonprofit MEMBER. 207 N. 20th St Middlesboro, KY 40965 606-242-0005 bellcountyhistorical.com  

Located in the heart of Historic Middlesborough, the museum is housed in Carnegie Library building dating back to 1912.  It is within easy walking distance of other historical sites including the Coal House and Coal Museum, the Arthur Museum with its Victorian Garden, the Canal Walk and the Centennial Park.   Nonprofit MEMBER.
207 N. 20th St
Middlesboro, KY 40965
606-242-0005
bellcountyhistorical.com
 

 

 

Colonel Sanders Cafe' and Museum

In 1926 over 42 tons of coal were used to build a house now occupied by the Middlesboro Chamber of Commerce. In 1988 a tornado blew away the back of the house; it was replaced with vinyl siding, so perhaps this is only three-quarters of a coal house. If people in glass houses shouldn't throw stones, then the Chamber of Commerce probably shouldn't light matches. Next to the Coal House is a nice little outdoor coal mining exhibit. Non profit MEMBER of the Cumberland Gap Region Tourism Association 189 N 20th St, Middlesboro, KY 40965 (606) 248-1075

In 1926 over 42 tons of coal were used to build a house now occupied by the Middlesboro Chamber of Commerce. In 1988 a tornado blew away the back of the house; it was replaced with vinyl siding, so perhaps this is only three-quarters of a coal house. If people in glass houses shouldn't throw stones, then the Chamber of Commerce probably shouldn't light matches. Next to the Coal House is a nice little outdoor coal mining exhibit. Non profit MEMBER of the Cumberland Gap Region Tourism Association

189 N 20th St, Middlesboro, KY 40965

(606) 248-1075

Museum of Appalacia

The Harland Sanders Café is a historic restaurant located inCorbin, Kentucky. Colonel Harland Sanders, the founder of Kentucky Fried Chicken, operated the restaurant from 1940-1956. Sanders also developed the famous KFC secret recipe at the café during the 1940s. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places on August 7, 1990. 688 US Hwy 25 W Corbin, KY  40701 606-528-40701  

The Harland Sanders Café is a historic restaurant located inCorbin, Kentucky. Colonel Harland Sanders, the founder of Kentucky Fried Chicken, operated the restaurant from 1940-1956. Sanders also developed the famous KFC secret recipe at the café during the 1940s. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places on August 7, 1990.

688 US Hwy 25 W
Corbin, KY  40701
606-528-40701
 

 

LENOIR MUSEUM CULTURAL COMPLEX

Museum of Appalacia Serving all of the Cumberland Gap Region The Museum of Appalachia, founded in 1969 by John Rice Irwin, portrays an authentic mountain farm and pioneer village, with some three dozen historic log structures, several exhibit buildings filled with thousands of authentic Appalachian artifacts, multiple gardens and free range farm animals, all set in a picturesque venue and surrounded by split-rail fences. 2819 Andersonville Hwy, Clinton Tn  37716   865-494-7680

Museum of Appalacia Serving all of the Cumberland Gap Region

The Museum of Appalachia, founded in 1969 by John Rice Irwin, portrays an authentic mountain farm and pioneer village, with some three dozen historic log structures, several exhibit buildings filled with thousands of authentic Appalachian artifacts, multiple gardens and free range farm animals, all set in a picturesque venue and surrounded by split-rail fences.

2819 Andersonville Hwy, Clinton Tn  37716  

865-494-7680

The Lenoir Museum Cultural Complex, located within the City limits of Norris, is a must-see for park visitors. The complex includes the Lenoir Pioneer Museum, an 18th Century Rice Grist Mill and Crosby Threshing Barn. Exhibits also include Appalachian artifacts, a pre-dam pictorial account of the area submerged by the lake. The Museum has at times been referred to as a 'mini-Smithsonian.' Nonprofit MEMBER Cumberland Gap Region Tourism Association Norris Dam State Park  

The Lenoir Museum Cultural Complex, located within the City limits of Norris, is a must-see for park visitors. The complex includes the Lenoir Pioneer Museum, an 18th Century Rice Grist Mill and Crosby Threshing Barn. Exhibits also include Appalachian artifacts, a pre-dam pictorial account of the area submerged by the lake. The Museum has at times been referred to as a 'mini-Smithsonian.' Nonprofit MEMBER Cumberland Gap Region Tourism Association

Norris Dam State Park