The Cumberland Inn Museum
The Cumberland Inn is home of The Cumberland Inn Museum, one of Kentucky's most interesting and unique attractions. Located on-site, the museum houses a variety of fascinating exhibitions and displays. The two-story gallery features an extensive life science exhibit, a world-class collection of religious artifacts, and a diverse assortment of American heirlooms. Open to the public and all of our guests and easily accessible from I-75, the Cumberland Inn Museum is an engaging and educational way to spend an afternoon. The Museum is open daily from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., and admission is free.
Hours of Operation
Sunday - Saturday: 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Admission is FREE
649 South 10th Street
Williamsburg, KY 40769
Henkelmann Life Science Collection
It's not every day that guests see leopards, polar bears, and wolves in their hotel, but at the Cumberland Inn, we do things differently. The Henkelmann Life Science Collection boasts a magnificent assemblage of specimens, masterfully preserved, and displayed in recreations of their natural habitats. Procured by Henry and Mary Henkelmann during their global expeditions, the collection features everything from the short-tail shrew to the caribou.
Carl Williams Cross Museum
The Cumberland Inn also houses one of the largest cross collections in the world. Containing over 7,000 pieces, the Carl Williams Cross Museum showcases various styles of crucifixes in different media. The exhibition also features welded Christian artwork, religious military equipment, and replicas of Christian relics. The impressive collection is dedicated to the memory of Cumberland College graduate Rev. Carl Williams, and provides a spiritual and educational experience to all who visit.
Other Fascinating Displays
The Cumberland Inn Museum also hosts the compelling Dehoney African Collection, featuring displays of African animal trophies, artifacts, and stories from tribes collected by Dr. Wayne Dehoney. No matter what interests you, The Cumberland Inn Museum's various exhibits ensure an educational and enlightening experience.