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Corbin, Kentucky: Birthplace of Kentucky Fried Chicken Team Field Report

Harland Sanders Cafe and Museum

688 US-25W, Corbin, KY
Harland Sanders Cafe and Museum. I-75 exit 29. Drive east on US-25 E./Cumberland Gap Pkwy for 1.5 miles. Turn right at the stoplight onto US-25 W. for a little over a half-mile. On the right; look for the KFC bucket.
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Harland Sanders Cafe and Museum.

Birthplace of Kentucky Fried Chicken

A working KFC inside Col. Sanders' first restaurant has a mini-museum with exhibits, relics, and restorations of 1940s-vintage rooms, including the kitchen where Kentucky Fried Chicken was invented. Remodeled and reopened April 2022. Photo-ops outside. Report... [05/22/2022]

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KFC Crocs.

Birthplace of Kentucky Fried Chicken

We have been to a number of fast food It Happened Here First museums, but the rehab of Col. Sanders birthplace of Kentucky Fried Chicken is unmatched. The Colonel's proclivity for public relations warrants inclusion in a marketing class, as evidenced by the fireplace log he designed with his trademark herbs and spices. No word on how many rushed out to KFC after what they thought would be a relaxing evening in front of the fire. Ditto the KFC Crocs..

[Louise Foresman, 01/15/2023]
Birthplace of Kentucky Fried Chicken

The museum and restaurant lobby are closed for construction.

[Jennifer Ericsson, 07/25/2020]

Col. Sanders.

Harland Sanders Cafe and Museum

This is such a neat place -- a short drive off the interstate. The museum is part of the restaurant and the chicken is still great!

[Angie Gilbert, 11/26/2016]

The office of Colonel Sanders.

Harland Sanders Cafe and Museum

Very interesting piece of history. Just a few minutes off I-75 and you go back to the 1950s, and can even snap a photo with the Colonel.

[Rose, 11/22/2016]

Nearby Offbeat Places

Colonel Sanders StatueColonel Sanders Statue, Corbin, KY - < 1 mi.
Outdoor Millstones CollectionOutdoor Millstones Collection, London, KY - 9 mi.
World Chicken FestivalWorld Chicken Festival, London, KY - 12 mi.
In the region:
Lincoln Museum on Rebel Ground, Harrogate, TN - 36 mi.

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