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Old Fort Harrod State Park, Harrodsburg

Categories: Historic Sites, Tourist Spots
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4.5/5 based on 85 reviews on the web
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.
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  • The fort is small in size but huge in interest. It is an extremely accurate portrayal of the fort as it is maybe the only fort that had written plans. Most historical forts were planned by drawings in...  read more »
  • This was my 1st visit here in over 50 years. What a place to visit to learn about early Kentucky history. Totally brilliant. Would be a great place to bring school children to visit. Grounds are kept ...  read more »
  • The Pioneer Festival is always fun. There are lots of booths and crafts. Of course lots of food that isn't good for you but that is so good. 
  • Went to see the re-enactment of the battle. Fun day.
  • A peaceful and quiet area right in town. There's a playground, restroom, and a very large and wonderful tree there that's perfect for kids to climb and play on.
  • Historic but high priced
  • Cool piece of history
  • I'm a long time fan of all the history around Kentucky and Old Fort Harrod is one of the more interesting sights.
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