Visit Historical Stearns, Kentucky


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.

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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.


May thru October:

Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday 10:00AM-3:00PM
Saturday 9AM-3:00PM
Sunday    1PM-2PM

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:

  • Adult (ages 13-59)         5.00
  • Senior (60 & over)         4.00
  • Child (6-12)                     3.00
  • Toddlers (0-5)                 Free
  • Service members, veterans, and locals will receive child rate. (must be present at the time of purchase with active Military ID)