We open for tours April 1. Our tour season ends at the end of October.
Wednesday through Sunday
Our guides will take you about 300 feet
inside the mine!
Dating back to 1902, Barthell was the
first of 18 mining camps belonging to the Stearns Coal and
"With love and hard work, we have reconstructed the Barthell
Coal Mining Camp from old photographs along with oral and written
Harold C. "Sonny" Koger
November 6, 1929 to June 9, 2003
just 7 miles west of Stearns, KY off Highway
742, Barthell Coal Camp offers personal guided tours, and cozy Company Houses with
modern amenities and old-fashioned charm
for overnight stays. The camp also includes facilities for family
reunions, meetings, and other special occasions.
National Park Service SE Region's Preservation Award 1993
Ida Lee Willis Memorial Foundation Service to Preservation Award 1995