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Kentucky Coal Mining Museum, Benham

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  • 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 »
  • 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...  more »
  • Amazing collection. Not crowded at all. Lots of history. Loretta Lynn's dresses were so neat to see.  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.