Corbin, Kentucky: Harland Sanders Cafe and Museum Team Field Report

1002 W. Dixie Hwy, Corbin, KY
I-75 exit 29. Drive east on US Hwy 25 E./Cumberland Gap Pkwy for 1.5 miles, then turn right onto US Hwy 25 W./Dixie Hwy for a little over a half-mile. On the right; look for the KFC bucket.
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Harland Sanders Cafe and Museum
A small-scale tribute museum inside "The World's First Kentucky Fried Chicken" -- a must-see on the Colonel Sanders Heritage Trail. Report...

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Col. Sanders display.

Harland Sanders Cafe and Museum

It's only 3-5 minutes off the interstate. Interesting museum that transports you back to the 1940s -- and you can eat there, too.

[Tiffany H., 09/10/2015]
Harland Sanders Cafe And Museum

A little slice of American history. The food is regular KFC fare, but once you sit down you're transported back to the diner days of old. Even my 16 year old son thought it was cool!

[Jenn, 08/06/2014]

Sanders Cafe and historical marker.

Harland Sanders Cafe and Museum

Great vintage postcards and souvenirs. I purchased an LP vinyl album featuring the Colonel's Brass Band.

[Elizabethanne Fuller Murray, 01/04/2012]

Sanders Cafe sign.

Harland Sanders Cafe and Museum

A museum embraces the history of the first Kentucky Fried Chicken Restaurant in its original location. There is the original kitchen and a recreated lodging room that was part of the original business. As learned from the signs, Harland also pumped gas as one of his services. This is a small museum with a modern restaurant of the KFC chain attached, where you do your ordering of food, then sit in another room, where a glassed-in replica of what a table service would have looked like sits off to one side.

[Everson, 06/18/2007]

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