Once a frontier territory, “Harrodstown” was founded in 1774 as the first permanent English settlement west of the Allegheny Mountains. Lose yourself for awhile in a small town that’s bursting with historic charm. A place where the pioneer past has a strong presence and southern hospitality is the backdrop for an appealing mix of history, architecture and culture.
It’s the perfect destination to explore frontier life at Old Fort Harrod State Park; savor traditional fare at Beaumont Inn; tour Shaker Village, America's largest restored Shaker community; cruise the Kentucky River aboard the Dixie Belle; and stroll downtown's historic district and shop for antiques and crafts. Come anytime--we've been preparing for your visit since 1774!