Kentucky Coal Mining Museum, Benham
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Kentucky Coal Mining Museum is located in Benham. Arrange your visit to Kentucky Coal Mining Museum and discover more family-friendly attractions in Benham using our Benham itinerary planner.
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I had wanted to visit for a long time, and I so enjoyed the mining history contained in this historic building. I grew up in Letcher Co. and knowing my Papaw worked in the Lynch coal mines made it ver... read more »
Amazing collection. Not crowded at all. Lots of history. Loretta Lynn's dresses were so neat to see.
This isva quaint museum but rich in detail and history. Loretta Lynn's exhibit includes a few gowns...one she made herself (see photos) The Cherokee story of the moon and the black couple who were fri... read more »
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.
Great place to visit.
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