We love to welcome school groups and tour groups to visit the Hatfield Homeplace & Museum! If you would like to bring your group to the museum, please contact us in advance to make arrangements.
We can also accommodate tours of the Hatfield Family Cemetery where all the Hatfield family feud descendants lay at rest with a direct descendant or family historian. We can also offer a tour guide service by a descendant or one of our historical staff members for your tour bus or group to see the offsite feud locations.
You can also ask us about booking a historical presentation by a direct descendant appearance to your school or organization! Don’t forget to bring a few extra dollars for the gift shop!
Yes! You can even have a direct descendant of Devil Anse perform the ceremony as your ordained minister!
We love showcasing our history and want to share it with everyone possible. You can rent space in the museum, or on property to host your event.
We have an onsite Food Truck with outdoor dining to enjoy the peaceful Hatfield Homeplace, along with a gift shop, and of course our museum.
In the future we plan on adding many more amenities, please keep watch as we grow!
The museum is open seasonally, March through November on Thursday to Sundays 10am-7pm.
Winter Season: By appointment only for group and school tours. Please reach out to us through our contact us form on this website.
Regular seasonal (March to November) admission is $6/per person.
Tour packages are listed in our tour packet or on our website. Scholarships are available upon request and availability.
Yes! It includes an interactive experience with Museum staff and/or the feuding family descendants.
We can also offer a tour guide service by a descendant or one of our historical staff members for your tour bus or group to see the offsite feud locations.
We can also accommodate tours of the Hatfield Family Cemetery where all the Hatfield family feud descendants lay at rest with a direct descendant or family historian.
If someone in your party is a museum member, their admission is free.
Payment is due upon arrival and prior. Please see the Museum Manager at the check-in desk upon arrival for payment. We accept cash, credit, and checks.
Yes, we have an onsite food truck / commercial kitchen that could cater to almost any need.
We recommend booking large tour groups at least one week in advance if possible.
We recommend no more than 25 people for the guided tour. We may split this into separate tours on the day of the visit.
A guided tour typically lasts 1 hour. After the tour, feel free to take your time exploring the exhibits.
A guided tour of the Hatfield Family Cemetery can also take about another hour with the steep hike, and feud / memorial history.
Yes! Non-flash photography is permitted in the museum.
Yes! You can request a historical presentation or appearance from a direct descendant of the feuding family itself for your school or organization. The fee will be based on the organization and requests wanted during the meet and greet.
Visitors may park in the parking lot Infront of the Hatfield Homeplace, but if you do not feel comfortable driving across the historic bridge “Devil Anse” built himself you may park on the street and walk across.
Tour buses or school buses may park in the large space along the highway (Rte. 44) right past the property entrance.
Hatfield Homeplace (Location) Questions
Yes! The original home on the property they lived in burned in the 1930’s, and the current home on the property housing the museum and gift shop was built in the 1950’s.
However, the historic bridge providing access to the property, retaining rock wall around the property, and the family’s moonshine well are all fixtures that “Devil Anse” Hatfield built himself and utilized for his homestead here. There is also an old lantern pole existing on the property still he shot at! Leaving bullet holes, along with the lantern poles guiding the bridge entry.
The actual feud hideout sat across the street from the current Hatfield Homeplace & Museum, but no longer stands. It was a two-story structure made of hand cut block stones. Like the stones utilized in the retaining wall along the creek bed around the bridge. The family moved into the Hatfield Homeplace property after completing construction of the homeplace around 1901, years after the feud “officially” ended.
The last homeplace and hideout of the feud patriarch “Devil Anse” Hatfield boasts an on-site Hatfield McCoy Museum showcasing actual relics from the feuding families as well as rich Appalachian culture.
Just crossing the bridge built by “Devil Anse” himself, you are walking on feud history! Not to mention the family’s moonshine well from when they made their own corn liquor.
It also features a gift shop that prides itself on carrying unique one of a kind, local artisan souvenirs, and authentic Hatfield McCoy merchandise.
The Hatfield Homeplace also hosts its own food truck “Eat’n with The Hatfield’s” that serves hot and fresh delicious meals to enjoy on the serene property!
About a quarter of a mile is the Hatfield Family Cemetery where the legendary feuding family lay at rest, along with the family memorial placed for “Devil Anse” Hatfield. (Steep hike, wear appropriate foot gear!)
Due to spotty cellular service (No service) we have free Wi-Fi for our guests on property if needed.
In the future we plan on adding many more amenities, please keep watch as we grow!
Family / Foundation Questions
NO! Unfortunately, you cannot copyright/trademark history. Therefore, the family cannot stop someone from utilizing the name and or story. Nor does anyone utilizing the name or story help preserve its legendary history!
This is why we need your help and support for our foundation to ensure our rich Appalachian culture and history can live on for future generations to come. If you are interested in helping (Financially, or physically) please do not hesitate to reach out to us via our Contact Us section of the website.
NO! The feud was a very complex situation that started over the end of the civil war in our county, that encompassed multiple unfortunate situations that escalated over the 30 years. Leading up to a supreme court case (Mahon v. Justice) that created extradition between the newly formed United States of America following the civil war.
Please visit our museum to learn the feuds history in depth.
The Hatfield McCoy Foundation is a unique opportunity for the families to come together in solidarity to form a joint-family endeavor that will promote, advocate, and preserve the interests of the families for future generations.
While significant strides have been made in the preservation of feud heritage sites in the past two decades, most efforts have been funded and overseen by public entities. The Foundation will be the first privately held corporation organized, funded, and supported by the families, working on behalf of supporting the families’ joint-heritage.
In the wake of the 9-11 attack in New York, Reo Hatfield felt that it was necessary to demonstrate the unity of the America people to an unsettled world. He felt that there was no better example of reconciliation that the modern-era Hatfield’s and McCoy’s. Under his leadership, the Hatfield’s signed an historic Truce in 2003 as a public demonstration of the power of unity.
Twenty years later, as our country is faced with increasing divisions of race, gender, religion politics and economics, the message of the Hatfield’s and McCoy’s is more relevant than ever. After more than 150 years, the families once embroiled in a blood feud continue to validate the power of forgiveness and reconciliation. If the Hatfield’s and McCoy’s can come together in peace, then there is hope for the world.
Following a lengthy period of social, political, and economic unrest, further exacerbated by the effects of a prolonged global pandemic, our country stands at a multi-faceted crossroads. Even as our country struggles to confront societal changes, our economy continues to reel from the effects of a global shutdown. Appalachia has been hit especially hard.
After more than twenty years of working on behalf of regional tourism interests, the Hatfield’s and McCoy’s are renewing our commitment to preserve and promote the heritage we hold dear.
The Tug Valley region of Eastern Kentucky and Western West Virginia has been home to the Hatfield’s and McCoy’s for centuries. As some of the earliest settlers in the New World, the families fought in both the Revolutionary and Civil Wars. The families braved the frontier of the Appalachian Mountains, daring to build a life for their kin in the rugged, isolated region.
Even as descendants of the families have spread out across the country, the Hatfield’s and McCoy’s continue to cherish the land and heritage of Appalachia from which we came. The families are a product of history, a legacy we honor and are committed to preserve.
As we stand together in unity, we hope that others may learn from the cautionary tale of the Feud as well as the example of reconciliation set by the families in the modern era.
The story of the Hatfield-McCoy feud has become engrained in popular American culture. Although the historic conflict ended over a century ago, interest in the families remains high. Although the “Hatfield’s and McCoy’s” have fostered increased tourism opportunities in Appalachia, travel to the area can be prohibitive for some.