Visit Historical Stearns, Kentucky

McCreary County Museum

Located in the heart of Historic Stearns, the McCreary County Museum is housed in the old Stearns Coal and Lumber Company Corporate headquarters, built in 1907. The Museum was founded in 1988 and we invite everyone to visit and explore our unique history.

Upcoming Events

Easter Bunny Express

Saturday, April 20th at 11am, Come meet the Easter Bunny on a 1-hour train ride through scenic KY and egg hunt with us in Historic Stearns for this fun holiday tradition!

Kentucky Derby Train

May 4, 2019 we will have trains at 11am and 2:30 pm. Kids 8 and under will compete in stick horse races. Winners recieve a certificate and a rose. There will be a hat contest for ladies. Winner will get roses. Trains will depart with a live performance of My Old Kentucky Home and a call to post. Whistle Stop will serve traditional Derby Day food in the restaurant.

Visit the Museum

The Museum is filled with historic documents, objects, and photographs pertaining to Historic Stearns and McCreary County, including exhibits that demonstrate the culture and lifestyle of McCreary Countians over the years. Our Museum overlooks the town of Stearns which features the Big South Fork Scenic Railway and local craft and gift shops.

Schedule and Pricing

April: Thursday thru Saturday, 9 am to 4 pm

May thru October: Wednesday thru Saturday, 9 am to 4 pm, and Sunday 11 am to 4 pm

November: Thursday thru Saturday, 11 am to 4 pm Closed Thanksgiving Day.

Annual Christmas Open House: 2nd Saturday of December 12 pm to 4 pm

December thru March: By appointment only.

Admission Prices:
Adults: $5.00
Seniors: $4.00
Children (ages 5-12): $3.00
Children under 5: FREE
Museum Members: FREE
McCreary County Residents: Half Price Tuesday thru Saturday