Historic Stearns
McCreary County Museum
Train Depot
Oct 4, 2019 at 11:00 AM
Big South Fork Scenic Railway
Stearns, KY
Ticket sales ended Oct 4, 2019 11:30 AM. Additional tickets may be available at the box office.
Experience the magic of autumn in the foothills of the Appalachians. Take this 3 hour round trip adventure and let the stunning hues of the season take your breath away, as you make your way through the Daniel Boone National Forest and the Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area, enjoying a kaleidoscope of color with wide open vistas, gorgeous scenes of Roaring Paunch Creek and exciting rock clearances before stepping back in time at Barthell Coap Camp.

Barthell is the site of the Stearns Company’s first load of coal, produced in 1903, and paved the way to Stearns earning the monikier “Empire of the South.” Painstakingly restored by the Koger Family , Barthell hospitably opens the doors to 1910 and Edwardian life in the foothills of the Cumberland Plateau, the southernmost portion of the Appalachians.

Travel the historic Kentucky & Tennessee Railway line for an exciting journey to the past! Come along and enjoy the history and charm of the American South.
Train Ride
Historic Stearns | 11:00 AM
The Histroic District is offically listed in the National Register of Historic Places and has a variety of gift and craft shops to help you find that special gift. more >>>
Train ticket also includes visitation to the McCreary County Museum which is located in the 1907 Stearns Coal & Lumber Company office building. Check the Museum's hours of operation to plan your visit before or after the train ride. more >>>
Train Depot | 11:00 AM
Boarding begins approximately 15 to 20 minutes prior to departure time.
Senior Adult
Coal Miners Lunch
Active Duty Military
Hour 1 Mine Tour - ADD ON ONLY
Hour 2 Mine Tour - ADD ON ONLY
Town Tour - ADD ON ONLY