Experience the legendary families of the feud by visiting the on site Hatfield McCoy museum and gift shop, showcasing actual relics from the feud and families!
Meet direct family descendants, and experience how the legendary Hatfield family patriarch lived during and after the feud.
The Hatfield & McCoy Family Foundation is a 501c3 non profit foundation, the families created together to preserve, protect, and maintain their family historical sites, artifacts, and history for generations to come.
Our mission is to educate and preserve the Hatfield-McCoy family history of the famous blood feud while promoting peace and showing the world it is possible to love beyond our differences.
Why Is It So Important To Preserve and Promote Our Heritage?
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.
Why Is Our Message Of “Unity” Important in This Day and Time?
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.