Kentucky Coal Mining Museum, Benham

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#40 of 73 in Museums in Kentucky
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  • I have been to many small museums around the country. This was the least informative. I would have liked to know more about coal mining life both in and out side of the mines. There were many tools on...  more »
  • This museum contains four stories of American Coal Mining history including a basement level that is set up like a mine shaft that you have to crawl into! There are educational and moving displays, a ...  more »
  • The Coal Mining Museum shows the history of coal mining on 4 floors. In the basement you can see actual equipment used. In addition there are pictures and explanations. In the top floor you can see ho...  more »
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  • Great place to visit.
  • This museum was an excellent resource to know what it was like to be a coal miner in the 1900s. The living historical heritage of coal mining in this museum in Harlan County, Kentucky in four levels is worth a stop. The museum perfectly exhibits the lifestyle of a coal miner, his family and his community up until 1963. I really enjoyed the basement exhibits that portray the evolution of coal mining tools, from pick axes to drilling bits. I paid a visit here with my team where we were studying about Appalachian history of dependency. The illustrations in the museum helped me resonate with what I had learned from book. I would recommend this visit to anyone who is curious about Appalachian Coal Mining history.
  • Surprisingly informative, Good please to take your kids,
  • Great place to visit.

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