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Subject: Paintsville Lake State Park, Coal Miners' Museum (Van Lear), David A. Zegeer Coal-Railroad Museum, Big Sandy Heritage Center, Magoffin County Pioneer Village and Museum
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Mountain Homeplace

Mountain Homeplace
Established July 1995
Location 445 Kentucky Route 172, Staffordsville, Kentucky
Type Living history
Director Cassy Preston
Website Official website

The Mountain Homeplace (also known as the Mountain HomePlace) is a living history museum located within Paintsville Lake State Park, in Staffordsville, Kentucky. The museum is a recreation of a mid-nineteenth century farming community and includes a blacksmith shop, one room schoolhouse, church, cabin, and a barn with farm grounds. These structures were all moved from nearby locations in the early 1980s to prevent them from being submerged underneath the planned Paintsville Lake.[1] The museum officially opened in July 1995.[2]

Tour guides and park workers wearing traditional period attire demonstrate old skills and crafts such as forging horseshoes, quilting, and tending to farm animals.[3] There is also a Welcome Center, consisting of the Museum of Appalachian History and a gift shop featuring regional arts and crafts.

The In the Pines Amphitheater was built in the early 2000s and was modeled after the amphitheaters of Ancient Greece. The 700-seat facility is open year round and annually hosts the Red Bud Gospel Sing.[4]

The museum is open from April 1 through December 20, and its hours are Tuesday-Saturday (9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.) eastern time. Admission is $6.00 for adults, $5.00 for seniors, and $4.00 for children.[1]

See also

Welcome Center


  1. ^ a b Reigler, Susan (June 6, 2008). "Staffordsville: Get back on the farm at Kentucky's HomePlace".  
  2. ^ Mountain Homeplace Paintsville Tourism. Retrieved on 2010-06-04
  3. ^ Mountain Homeplace Retrieved on 2009-11-01
  4. ^ In the Pines Amphitheater Paintsville Tourism. Retrieved on 2010-06-04

External links

  • Mountain Homeplace Website
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