Barthell Coal Mining Camp

1 Barthell Rd.
Barthell, KY - Map It
Phone: (606) 376-8749

AAA Editor Notes

Barthell Coal Mining Camp is w. off SR 742 on Barthell Rd. The first mining camp established by Stearns Coal & Lumber Co. in 1902 has been reconstructed to depict its early 20th-century appearance. The post office, one-room school, company store and bath house can be seen on guided tours, as can the motor house, which displays period mining equipment and cars. A guided mine tour provides historical information and takes visitors into a museum and machine shop as well as into the mine itself. Food is available.
Mining camp tour $15. Mine tour $15.
Hours: Wed.-Sun. 9-5, Apr.-Nov. Allow 2 hours minimum.