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Cumberland Museum

649 S 10th St, Williamsburg, KY 40769-1647
+1 606-539-4100
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VERY Interesting

For those who oppose taxidermy or trophy-taking style hunting this is not for you. But if you can... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
amy e
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Raleigh, North Carolina
Must see while at the Inn

Added bonus for guests at the Cumberland Inn. It takes less than an hour to go through but the kids... read more

Reviewed 11 March 2018
susansI6563RN
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Knoxville, Tennessee
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The Cumberland Inn Museum hosts a variety of attractive displays. Among them you will find the University of the Cumberlands archives, several stamp, coin, and arrowhead collections, along with other interesting collections. However, when you visit you must not fail to see... This magnificent display contains hundreds of specimens ranging from the petite short-tailed Shrew to the gigantic Polar Bear, procured by Henry and Mary Henkelmann on expeditions from Africa to the Artic. The animals are displayed in surroundings created to match their natural habitats. A visit to this great exhibit fosters an appreciation of the beauty of life. The Carl Williams Cross collection is one of the world's largest, consisting of over 7,000 pieces collected over a 30 year period, and represents the love and dedication of the late Rev. Robert Williams of Louisville, Kentucky. Rev. Williams focused his ministry on informing people about the origins of the cross and its significance to Christianity. The collection is dedicated to the memory of Rev. Williams' son, Rev. Carl Williams, a Cumberland College graduate.
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“on display” (3 reviews)
“worth a stop” (2 reviews)
“taxidermy” (5 reviews)
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649 S 10th St, Williamsburg, KY 40769-1647
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+1 606-539-4100
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Reviewed 4 days ago

For those who oppose taxidermy or trophy-taking style hunting this is not for you. But if you can remember that the pieces are from a time when this was acceptable, and become engaged in the opportunity to see so many animals that you may never...More

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Reviewed 11 March 2018

Added bonus for guests at the Cumberland Inn. It takes less than an hour to go through but the kids loved it.

Thank susansI6563RN
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MsPartin, General Manager at Cumberland Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 13 March 2018

Excellent Comments, we thank you for staying with us.

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Reviewed 22 February 2018

Primarily devoted to the life work of a handful of people associated with the university, it is still an enjoyable way to spend an hour or so. The admission is free so there is no risk if you don't like it. The collection of crosses...More

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MsPartin, Manager at Cumberland Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 26 February 2018

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Reviewed 3 September 2017

I didn't even know about the museum at Cumberland Inn until we found it by accident while attending another event at the Inn. What a terrific surprise to find the Henckelmann Life Sciences Collection - an extensive collection of taxidermy of a huge selection of...More

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Reviewed 2 September 2017 via mobile

What a collection of National & International wildlife captured in early 1900's taxidermy. A quiet stroll through creative displays including extensive birds. Not for those who frown on "stuffed" critters.

Thank Lynn T
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Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

I enjoyed visiting this museum. The tour guides were very informative and friendly. The animals are well kept and beautiful displayed. There is a large display of many types of animals, birds and other wildlife from around the world. They have a large selection of...More

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MsPartin, General Manager at Cumberland Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 14 August 2017

We enjoy hearing your wonderful comments. Thank you so much.

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Reviewed 9 April 2017

This is a very cool free museum. It had a great variety and was really fun. My husband and I enjoyed it so much!

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Reviewed 28 February 2017

It seems that they accepted every mounted animal that was offered. While the quality of the displays is good, there are frequent discrepancies. It is well worth the stop and access is easy from the highway.

Thank Matthew C
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Reviewed 30 October 2016

My wife and I were in Williamsburg for a Jeep Jamboree event. While waiting for the event to start, we took a tour of the museum. It has a good assortment of animals in a very small location - in a lay-out that was well...More

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MsPartin, General Manager at Cumberland Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 9 December 2016

Thank you for your comments, we appreciate your business.

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Reviewed 26 October 2016

Very impressive private collection of North American wildlife., Including Buffalo. I did not realize how large these animals are. Upstairs is huge collection of crosses.

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MsPartin, General Manager at Cumberland Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 11 January 2017

Thank you for the great review.

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