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.

Downtown Stearns!

Come visit our shop to see local crafted products from our area artisans!

Wed-Fri – 10am-3pm

Sat – 10am-5:30pm

Sun – 1pm-5:30pm

2021 Event Schedule for Stearns KY

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Friends of The Museum

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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.