Old Fort Harrod State Park, Harrodsburg

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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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  • 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 »
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  • Great history and superb guides! The gift shop offers truly great hand crafted items and the exhibit does not shy away from the harder parts of history in early America.
  • Went here with an entire 5th grade class. I'd not been here since I was a child and it was really interesting. Completely worth the drive
  • We have been there several times. The kids love it. It's a great place to learn a little history and have fun. The staff is very knowledgeable and are great at interacting with the kids. It's a good place to spend an afternoon.
  • It's an educational opportunity. Best to come when one of the many festivals are also taking place at the fort. And make it an all day event.
  • Quiet and pleasant. Surrounded by a cute party for picnics etc. Basic playground. Lots of history.

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