Category: Historic site

Tragedy in the Mountains

What is Coal Creek? Where is Coal Creek? What happened to make the name “Coal Creek” infamous? This relatively new museum will show you the history of the region’s coal mining history, including the exploitive convict lease system that resulted in a literal war,… Continue Reading “Tragedy in the Mountains”

A Utopia in the Cumberlands

In Victorian England, the younger sons of landed British families had no rights to inheritance and few socially acceptable options for work. Author and social reformer Thomas Hughes dreamed of a Utopian community where such sons could, through agriculture, build a community free of… Continue Reading “A Utopia in the Cumberlands”

Sgt. Alvin C. York State Park

This site is completely off the beaten path and it’s doubtful that any of our tour participants have ever been here. We intentionally took this route to stop and pay tribute to one of America’s most celebrated military heroes. You may have seen the… Continue Reading “Sgt. Alvin C. York State Park”

The 1st Lincoln Memorial

Built on the knoll above the sinking spring where many believe the Lincoln cabin originally stood, the Memorial Building at Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park was constructed between 1909 and 1911 in an effort by the Lincoln Farm Association to commemorate the life… Continue Reading “The 1st Lincoln Memorial”