Old Fort Harrod State Park is a park located in Harrodsburg, Kentucky in the United States. The park encompasses and features a reconstruction of Fort Harrod, the first permanent American settlement in the state of Kentucky. The fort was named after James Harrod, who led an early party of settlers into Kentucky.AttractionsThe reconstructed fort contains several log structures representing various aspects of military frontier life, including a militia blockhouse, a family blockhouse, several cabins demonstrating pioneer life, a blab school, the minister's cabin, and the leader's cabin.The Mansion Museum is a Greek Revival home that contains American Civil War artifacts, a McIntosh gun collection, paintings, documents, music collections, Abraham Lincoln memorabilia and Native American artifacts.The park also features the cabin where Abraham Lincoln's parents, Thomas Lincoln and Nancy Hanks, were married.Use our Harrodsburg journey planner to visit Old Fort Harrod State Park on your trip to Harrodsburg, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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Old Fort Harrod State Park Reviews
My first visit was 25 years ago during their Christmas open house. Since we are close by, we visit often. But there is nothing like the Christmas open house. Traditionally, it is held in the evening b... more »
My husband and I visited the Fort at around 11 am in October. Even though there were two hundred school children having a tour at the same time it was very well organized. Each area had a very knowled... more »
We visited on a Thursday around 1 o’clock in the afternoon with our 4 children from the ages of 2-13. Although this was during fall break, it was not very busy at all. Within minutes we were in awe of... more »
Loved the outdoor amphitheatre! James Harrod- The Battle for Kentucky is performing weekends in July! It was great!
Great experience. Rich in history and artifacts. Great place to see primitive life.
The locals who volunteer and dress up and settlers are simply amazing. The gunsmith is a very good story teller, as is the broom maker. I was stunned by how small the actual fort was given how many people it once housed and protected. The historical markers and church outside the fort are all worth a visit as well, and the house has lots of nifty things to see especially if you need a little A/C. My favorite thing was this massive tree that split down the middle a hundred years ago and continues to grow. The branches reach out across the ground like The Cracken! It is amazing.
Battle reenactment was wonderful. Actors were very friendly and knowledgeable of history.
A great place to take the family, you can take a tour of the Museum all the pieces of History from Lincoln's Cabin to artifacts from the past are amazing, and not mention the tour of the Old Long Cabin's the Fort pieces of History captured in each Cabin as they were. The Theater where they reenact Daniel Boone and Lincoln. But it doesn't stop there the Park where you can unwind and allow the children to play until their heart's are content, there are many areas for a Family Cookout, and to also walk your pet's.
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