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The Kentucky Wildlands

The process is underway to designate southern and eastern Kentucky as the Kentucky Wildlands National Heritage Area. The Secretary of the Interior is undertaking The Kentucky Wildlands National Heritage Area Feasibility Study to determine whether the region meets the requirements to become Kentucky’s first National Heritage Area.


@astctour Twitter List on History and Museums

Our YouTube Playlist on History and Museums


recreation.gov: use the map to zoom into our region


Check out the National Parks page for more history


Lonesome Pine Trails (History)


Exhibition Coal Mine (Beckley)

West Virginia Mine Wars Museum (Matewan) CRDRT

Matewan Depot Replica Museum (CRDRT)


Pine Mountain Settlement School Archives (Harlan County)

Harlan County (Historical Cultural)

Godbey Appalachian Cultural & Fine Arts Center

Kentucky Coal Museum (Harlan County) CRDRT

Letcher County CRDRT

Hatfields and McCoys Feud Self-Guided Tour (Pike County) CRDRT

Pikeville Area  CRDRT

Presbyterian Church Log Cathedral (Perry County)

Battle of Leatherwood Civil War (Perry County).  3 day event in Oct.

The Kentucky Wildlands

     Civil War History

     Legends and Lore

     Pioneering Education


Portal 31 Coal Mine and Tour (Harlan)

Barthell Coal Mining Camp Tours (Sterns)

Big South Fork Scenic Railway (Sterns.  Takes you to the Barthell Coal Mining Camp)

Red River Gorge


Western North Carolina Historical Association 


First Tennessee Development District


Visit Southwest Virginia

Southwest Virginia Museum State Park.  Big Stone Gap.

The Pilot School and Community Center

Harry W. Meador Coal Museum.  Big Stone Gap.  

Daniel Boone Wilderness Trail Interpretive Center.  Duffield.

Appalachian African-American Cultural Center (Pennington Gap) CRDRT

The Lee County Story CRDRT

Ralph Stanley Museum (Dickenson County)  CRDRT

Doctor Phipps Family Museum.  Medical Doctor. (Dickenson County) CRDRT

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