Visit Historical Stearns, Kentucky

Enjoy a memorable train ride into history, visit the museum, play golf or explore the beautiful landscapes!

Nov. 27th - Dec. 20th

Merry Little Christmas Train

As we look back at Christmas past here in Historic Stearns we are reminded once again of the true holiday spirit. A spirit of generosity and kindness toward others. Since the beginning of Stearns Coal and Lumber Co. Christmas has meant coming together as a community to bring happiness and joy to children of all ages.

Come out and join us for our Merry Little Christmas Train as we travel back in time to Christmas past on our vintage train.

When you purchase a $35 child ticket, you receive a free adult ticket!

"Yes, Virginia there is a Santa Claus"

Big South Fork Scenic Railway presents “Yes, Virginia, There is A Santa Claus” written by Jamie Gorski. Dates will be Dec 12, Dec 18, & Dec 19 @7 pm.

The play begins on Christmas Eve, 1897, in New York City, 8-year-old Virginia is left pondering whether or not Santa really exists after a series of unhappy events. Will she find out about Santa and the true meaning of Christmas before it is over?

Purchase your tickets today! The play will be approximately 1 hour long at the Heritage Hall in downtown Stearns. Limited seating available.

Dec 12, 18 & 19 - 7PM

Big South Fork Scenic Railway

Welcome to the online home of Big South Fork Scenic Railway, in beautiful Stearns, Kentucky!

McCreary County Museum

Located in the heart of Historic Stearns, the McCreary County Museum is housed in the old Stearns Coal and Lumber Company Corporate headquarters, built in 1907.

Stearns Heritage Golf Course

Visit one of the oldest golf courses in Kentucky, rich with history and beautiful to experience.

Contact Us for your visit today!

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