Mountain Homeplace

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Mountain Homeplace
Mountain Homeplace.jpg
Established July 1995
Location 445 Kentucky Route 172, Staffordsville, Kentucky
Coordinates 37°50′17″N 82°52′27″W / 37.837971°N 82.874165°W / 37.837971; -82.874165
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 re-creation of a mid-nineteenth-century farming community and includes a blacksmith shop, one-room schoolhouse, church, cabin, and 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.[1]

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Welcome Center


  1. ^ a b Reigler, Susan (June 6, 2008). "Staffordsville: Get back on the farm at Kentucky's HomePlace". Louisville Courier-Journal. Retrieved 2010-06-04. 
  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

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