Harlan County Museums and History

Museums & History

Harlan County features several historic buildings and a history rich with Native American and pioneer heritage.

Harlan County Museums and History

upcoming events

Songbird Migration Apr. 1 to May. 15, 2018 more
Memorial Day Weekend May. 25 to May. 28, 2018 more
Oxford's Turkey Days Jun. 13 to Jun. 16, 2018 more
view all events

Harlan County Historic Sites & Museums

Historic Sites

Historic sites around Harlan County are listed in the Harlan and Franklin County Self-Guided History Tour brochure, available at many area businesses or from Harlan County Tourism, 800-762-5498.

Publicly Funded Museums

The Harlan County Museum includes four historic buildings located north of the park in Orleans. The Museum houses an interesting collection of Native American and poineer artifacts. No entry fee; donations requested.

Privately Owned Museum

The Lighthouse Antique Museum on Berrigan Road in Republican City is a privately owned and operated display of Americana antiques and collectibles from the 1900’s to the 1950’s in a home-like setting. A small entry fee is charged. The museum features many items including 5,000 pieces of depression glass, a beer sign collection, a McCoy pottery collection of over 500 pieces, toys, clothing, antique furnishings, etc. Open 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays or by appointment. Call 308-799-2033.