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Old Fort Harrod State Park

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Located downtown, this park is situated on land orginally colonized by Captain James Harrod in 1774. From mid-April through October costumed artisans portray residents of this first permanent English settlement west of the Alleghenies and demonstrate crafts. A reproduction of the fort includes replicas of Kentucky's first schoolhouse, a militia blockhouse, and pioneer cabins furnished with items used in home industries.

Other attractions on the fort grounds include a Mansion Museum, pioneer cemetery, the Lincoln Marriage Temple, Federal Monument, picnic area and playground, and gift shop. Fort open daily, year-round; closed Thanksgiving, Christmas week, and Mondays in January. 9am-5pm in March through October; closed major holidays.

Location: PO Box 156, Highway 68, Harrodsburg Kentucky 40330 Telephone 859-734-3314

Other Kentucky State Parks nearby:
(Richmond) Fort Boonesborough State Park
(Campbellsville) Green River Lake State Park
(Springfield) Lincoln Homestead State Park
(Bardstown) My Old Kentucky Home State Park
(Harrodsburg) Old Fort Harrod State Park
(Perryville) Perryville Battlefield State Historic Site

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