In the heart of Kentucky's coalfields, Pine Mountain Settlement School is reigniting a vision so old it is new again. Visit, support, and advocate for the beautiful people, children, cultures, and wildlands of the Kentucky Mountains.
The most beautiful place on earth is serving Eastern Kentucky with world-class Environmental Education programming, people- and place-driven Community Development, sustainable and traditional Agricultural stewardship, and strong Appalachian Cultures and Heritage. Serving the people of the Kentucky Mountains since 1913, our mission is to enrich lives and connect people through Appalachian place-based education for all ages.
The annual Nativity Play will be presented Sunday, December 9 at 3 and 7 p.m. in the Pine Mountain Settlement School Chapel. The doors will open 30 minutes prior to each performance for special music.
Bring your sweetheart(s) to Pine Mountain Settlement School for a candlelight dinner at 6 pm on Thursday, February 14. Relax and enjoy traditional Appalachian cuisine in the beautiful historic Laurel House.
Every spring, naturalists, photographers, and nature-lovers flock to Pine Mountain to immerse themselves in one of the region's most prolific wildflower habitats.
Join us May 10-12 as we celebrate the unique and important ecosystem of Black Mountain.
Celebrate God's gift to humanity: Moms! Join us in the beautiful Laurel House for a farm-fresh supper. Moms are free; everyone else $10.
Learn, hike, and experience Kentucky's most beautiful and bio-diverse wildlands during Pine Mountain's renowned Lucy Braun forest study workshop. The workshop is named in honor of one of the first and foremost conservationists of the 20th century, E. Lucy Braun.
Local children in grades K-12 come together at Pine Mountain Settlement School for the annual day camp. Students participate in environmental and cultural activities, crafts and hikes.
Whether you are looking for an out-of-school experience like no other or want to see some of the rarest wildflowers in the world, Pine Mountain Settlement School is your destination. We offer outstanding overnight programs for schools, unique adult and family workshops, and an array of community farm workshops.
A hidden gem in your own backyard: Pine Mountain Settlement School is a beautiful 3 to 5 hour drive from Lexington, Louisville, Knoxville, Atlanta, and Cincinnati. Find an event to attend, bring your family or organization for a retreat, or encourage your local school to visit.