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Mountain HomePlace

Kentucky Rte 2275, Paintsville, KY 41240
+1 606-297-1850
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History from home!

The sites are real to the 1800s and while the setting of the buildings have changed the rest is... read more

Reviewed 18 October 2017
Paintsville, United States
Exihibits true to the period

Wonderful display of life during a period of time that everyone should learn about. Brought back so... read more

Reviewed 13 July 2017
Beattyville, Kentucky
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1850-1875 Living History Farm. "A visit to the Mountain HomePlace is a historical learning experience as well as fun. The Welcome Center contains a Museum Of Appalachian History and a Gift Shop with treasures featuring arts and crafts from the Eastern Kentucky region. We take you back in time to the 1850's and show you life as then."
  • Excellent76%
  • Very good16%
  • Average8%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“working farm” (2 reviews)
“church” (4 reviews)
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Kentucky Rte 2275, Paintsville, KY 41240
+1 606-297-1850
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Reviewed 18 October 2017

The sites are real to the 1800s and while the setting of the buildings have changed the rest is full of old stories and memories. The facts that our schools are no longer wanting to teach actual history of our past is said and I'm...More

Thank 460nathanf
Reviewed 13 July 2017

Wonderful display of life during a period of time that everyone should learn about. Brought back so many wonderful memories! The "Fish Trap United Baptist Church" on site, is the actual church that my family and I attended as I was growing up. My husband...More

Thank mommajude74
Reviewed 21 October 2016

They say you can't time travel, but Mountain Homeplace comes close. The park is a working farm, as it was in the 1850s. Your tour takes you to the home cabin, the barn, the church, the school, and the blacksmith shop. Our tour guide was...More

Thank KentuckyHighlander
Reviewed 19 August 2016 via mobile

Out of all the tours we've been on on this 2 month road trip this was the best tour. The friendly Tour Guide gave us a full two hour tour on what life was like back Kentucky in the 1800s. We learned so much. The...More

1  Thank Kyong W
Reviewed 15 August 2016

After seeing other attractions in the region, this is my top recommendation. The collection of buildings and the lifestyle upheld by this self-sustaining farmstead brings to life an era gone-by, and – to boot – the affable people that steward this homeplace will make your...More

1  Thank Cathy_Civy
Reviewed 5 July 2016

This is a place from the old days it has an old log cabin, old school/church, blacksmith and just a great place to see..

Thank Teresa S
Reviewed 3 August 2015 via mobile

This was the highlight of our trip! Great tour guide and she was very informative! We were driven around on a golf cart which was so my hair fun! WE LOVED THOS STOP

Thank Kim H
Reviewed 10 February 2015

Drive up to the location, but door had a closed sign on it. Manager allowed us to peek out head in to see the main floor. Very friendly. Would imagine this is a very enjoyable place to visit in-season.

Thank mnelson825
Reviewed 20 August 2013

I have always loved the Mountain Homeplace. It is truly beautiful and takes you back in time. It is ran mostly by volunteers, and could really use a boost in tourism. It's a awesome experience for kids, with the animals, gardens, and history. Everyone is...More

2  Thank KevinandNicole1
Reviewed 6 July 2013

Gift shop was rather expensive and buildings were all out back and too far for me to walk and no one offered a tour we just looked around and left as we were tired and was getting hot in the afternoon.

1  Thank Virginia T
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17 March 2017|
Response from KentuckyHighlander | Reviewed this property |
I believe the fee is $5. Their page says they are open daily, even now. Tripadvisor guidelines do not allow me to include a website link (which kind of defeats the purpose of asking me to answer your question), so just... More