Old Fort Harrod State Park

100 S. College St.
Harrodsburg, KY 40330- Map It
(859) 734-3314

AAA Editor Notes

Old Fort Harrod State Park, downtown on S. College St., is on land colonized by Capt. James Harrod in 1774. A reproduction of the fort at this first permanent English settlement west of the Alleghenies includes replicas of Kentucky’s first schoolhouse and pioneer cabins. On site are the Mansion Museum; the Lincoln Marriage Temple, with the cabin where Abraham Lincoln’s parents wed; the George Rogers Clark Memorial; and the Pioneer Cemetery. The cemetery, the oldest burial ground west of the Alleghenies, contains the graves of more than 500 settlers. Picnicking is permitted. Time: Allow 2 hours minimum.
$5; $3 (ages 6-12), mid-Apr. through Oct. 31. $3; $2 (ages 6-12), rest of year.
Hours: Grounds open daily. Fort open daily 9-4:30 in Mar. and Nov.; Wed.-Sat. 9-5, Sun. noon-5, Apr.-Oct.; Mon.-Fri. 9-4:30, rest of year. Costumed artisans portray residents and demonstrate crafts mid-Apr. through Oct. 31. Closed Jan. 1-2, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas, day after Christmas and Dec. 27-31.