Fort Harrod

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Old Fort Harrod State Park
Box 156
Harrodsburg, KY 40330-0156
United States
Phone (859) 734-3314
Fax (859) 734-0794

In 1774, James Harrod established the first permanent settlement west of the Alleghenies in what would become Central Kentucky. Preserving Kentucky's pioneer history, the fort has been reconstructed near the site of the original. Heavy timbers form stockade walls and enclose the cabins and blockhouses. Costumed craftspeople perform pioneer tasks such as woodworking, weaving, basketry and blacksmithing and tend the farm animals and gardens. The Lincoln Marriage Temple shelters the original log cabin where Abraham Lincoln's parents were married in 1806, and the Mansion Museum houses Civil War artifacts, a gun display, Native American artifacts and a collection of Lincoln memorabilia.

March 15 to November 30

Open 9:00 a.m. Close 5:30 p.m.

December 1 to March 14

Open 8:00 a.m.
Closed 4:30 p.m.
Always closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas, Day after Christmas, St Stephen's Day, Boxing Day (December 26)


Adult $4.50
Child 6-12 $2.50
Senior over 54 $4.00
Child 5 & under FREE

Communities and Related Links
Harrodsburg / Mercer County Tourism Commission
Mercer County Chamber of Commerce

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