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Frequently Asked Questions

Student and Tour Groups

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.
Student and group tours are $15/per person. Scholarships are available upon
request and availability.

Yes! Group tours are $15/per $15 per person, which includes an interactive
experience with Museum staff and/or the feuding family descendants.
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.
Don’t forget to bring a few extra dollars for the gift shop!

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 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 down 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. Similar to 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.

Experience the legendary families of the feud by visiting the Hatfield Homeplace,
just a ½ from the National Landmarked, Hatfield Cemetery where all feuding
family lay at rest.
You may even meet direct family descendants, and experience how the legendary
Hatfield family patriarch lived during and after the feud!
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!

Yes! 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!

Museum Questions

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.
Student and group tours are $15/per person. Scholarships are available upon
request and availability.

Yes! Group tours are $15/per $15 per person, which includes an interactive
experience with Museum staff and/or the feuding family descendants.
If someone in your party is a museum member, their admission is free.

Yes, we have an onsite food truck / commercial kitchen that could cater to almost
any need.

A guided tour typically lasts 1 hour. After the tour, feel free to take your time
exploring the exhibits.

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.

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.
Even as the Foundation is inspired to carry our story to larger national and
international markets, our mission will remain focused on the development and
preservation of local feud-related heritage sites and the promotion of regional
heritage tourism.

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.
By expanding our scope of influence through appearances around the country, we
take the story of the “Hatfield’s and McCoy’s” to a broader national audience
while continuing to advocate for the benefits of regional heritage tourism.