Big Sandy Heritage Museum

Not Just Our History, but American History

There is a wealth of history to be discovered at the Big Sandy Heritage Museum. Come and see the tools utilized by our ancestors to tame the wilds of Appalachia. View artifacts from our history that both inspire and serve as a reminder of the costs paid and the mistakes made to shape the modern day world. Included in these exhibits are Hatfield McCoy artifacts, exhibits on Native American culture from our region, as well as African American history and the significance the area had during the Civil War. There is so much to learn, and there is no better place to experience our culture than the Big Sandy Heritage Museum. Plan your visit today!

Origin of the Museum
Today, the museum displays hundreds of exhibits and relics covering all areas of the history of the Big Sandy Valley from Civil War days to Mayor William Hambley’s Cut-Through project and Pikeville’s entrance into the world of minor-league and pre-professional sports.

Hours of Operation
Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays: 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Admission $5/Person.

Winter Hours of Operation
Closed the week of Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years.

Where to Find Big Sandy Heritage Museum Museum

172 Division St,
Pikeville, Kentucky 41501
Phone: (606) 766-1025
Museum Director: Everett Johnson
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6 Replies to “Big Sandy Heritage Museum”

  1. We visited the museum on 9-4-16 at 3:25pm and it was closed. Very very disappointed !!!!! We are in town for 2 days and wanted to see it. Your sign said until 4:00 pm the outside sign was out , but someone took off early, very disappointed. I haven’t been here in 25 years! Will probably never be back.

  2. We apologize for the inconvenience you experienced. The curator had emergency surgery that day. He is normally available during the hours posted. Again, we apologize for this inconvenience.

  3. We tried to visit the museum today – this website says it is open on Tuesday. However when we arrived on 8/1/2017 we found it to be closed. Sheriff’s department personnel told us the museum is open Thursday through Saturday. We live over 600 miles away and have to return home on 8/2. Will not be able to see the museum.

  4. We apologize for the error. The museum has recently underwent a change in schedule. Thank you.

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