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Mountain Homeplace

Kentucky Route 2275, Flatgap, KY 41219, USA

Mountain Homeplace recreates life in Johnston County from 1850 to 1875. The historic buildings assembled here include a one-room school-house, a blacksmith shop, and other buildings and implements used to operate a farm. Interpreters provide information about the Civil War in this area of Kentucky. An award-winning video shown at the visitors center features actor Richard Thomas, who spent summers with his family in Johnson County during his youth. The video includes a segment about Johnson County's tenuous situation during the Civil War. Both sides had ardent sympathizers here, and neither the Union nor the Confederate flags were allowed to fly above the county courthouse.


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From the west on I-64 take exit 98 (several miles east of Winchester) and travel south on Mountain Parkway for approximately 70 miles to Salyersville. Turn left on U.S. 460 and proceed 15 miles to Kentucky 40. Turn left onto Kentucky 40 and proceed approximately 1.5 miles. Turn right on Paintsville Lake Road (Route 2275) past intersection with Highway 172 and follow signs. From the east on I-64, take exit 191 (south of Cattlesburg); proceed south on U.S. 23 for 59 miles to intersection with U.S. 460; turn right on U.S. 460 and travel approximately 3.5 miles. Turn right on Paintsville Lake Road (Route 2275) past intersection with Highway 172 and follow signs.

Visitor Services

Public rest rooms, information, gift shop, museum, tours; trails.

Regular Events

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Admission Fee

Adults $6.00, children $4.00, seniors $5.00; call in advance for special group rates.


April 1 - October 31: Sunday 12:00PM - 5:00PM Monday-Saturday 9:00AM - 5:00PM



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