The Knox Historical Museum was established in 1987 to preserve pieces of southeastern Kentucky's past. The museum highlights the area's rich heritage. Exhibits include a reception room, pioneer bedroom, Native Americans & Pioneers, Barbourville Room, Organization Room, Military Room, History Library/Audio-Visual Library, Communities Hall, Celebrities Room, and Little Theatre. Admission is free, but donations are accepted. Accepts motorcoaches by appointment only.
The museum is located on the 2nd floor of the City of Barbourville Municipal Building in downtown Barbourville.