The Mountain HomePlace Farm offers families and groups unique experiences from touring the grounds, to having an old-fashioned wedding at the Fishtrap Church or attending a concert at the outdoor theater. There are always things to see and do at the HomePlace.
The buildings include the McKenzie family cabin, which is a double pen cabin. A double crib barn, a one-room school house, and the old Fish Trap United Baptist Church are also on site. The original Lemaster house is being used as a working blacksmith shop. The gardens and fields are surrounded by split-rail fencing.
Interpreters in authentic period costumes perform
daily chores on the farm April through October. A variety of vegetables
and herbs are
grown every year on the farm.
The administrative building at the Mountain HomePlace houses a museum of authentic tools, clothing and wares that were used during the 1850’s-1875. Also, located in the administration building is a gift shop that offers visitors Appalachian crafted items for gift giving or as a person souvenir. A favorite of many are the handmade quilts that depict various styles of quilting. Other favored items are the iron works created by the farm’s blacksmith, hand painted gourds and the hand-sewn dolls and toys replicated from the 1850-1875 time period.
The administration building also has an auditorium that comfortably seats 150 guests. The room is used daily to show the award winning video narrated by Johnson County native Richard Thomas, detailing the life and history of early Appalachian Settlers. The auditorium is also available for rental for wedding receptions, reunions, and other events.
Annual events at the Mountain HomePlace include
an Easter Egg Hunt, Civil War Reenactment, Heritage Days, and the
We look forward to your visit to the Mountain HomePlace and encourage you to take part in the authentic early history and developoment of Eastern Kentucky while listening and watching how our ancestors developed this beautiful area of Kentucky that we call Home. For more information, please call (606) 297-1850.
Hours of Operation:
Mountain HomePlace is open April 1 - October 31