Old Fort Harrod State Park
Top Five Things To Do
1. Spend some time in the 1770s Fort Harrod.
2. Visit the Mansion Museum and see a treasure trove of artifacts.
3. See the 'Big Ole Tree', the largest Osage Orange tree in the US.
4. Visit the Lincoln Marriage Temple.
5. See the 'Pioneer Cemetery', the oldest cemetery in Kentucky.
A full-scale replica of the fort built by James Harrod in 1774 is the centerpiece of Old Fort Harrod State Park in Harrodsburg, KY. Cabins and blockhouses are furnished with handmade utensils, furniture, crude tools and implements used by the pioneers. The park complex also features the historic Mansion Museum, George Rogers Clark Federal Monument, Lincoln Marriage Temple, and oldest cemetery west of the Alleghenies.
The Lincoln Marriage Temple is one of the stops along Kentucky's Lincoln Heritage Trail.Park grounds are open to the public 8 a.m. until dusk, 7 days a week.
Hours of Operation: Wed. - Sun. until end of Nov. 2020; Thurs. - Sat. for Dec. 2020; Thurs. & Fri. for Jan. & Feb. 2021 (by appointment only other days).
Things to DoBirding
The picnic grounds behind the amphitheater offer the best opportunities for bird watching.
Our gift shop is a hidden jewel in Harrodsburg, Kentucky. We are located just inside the fort and are here to serve you. We offer a variety of Kentucky Proud products, Kentucky handcrafts, books, music, gift items, jewelry, pottery, souvenirs, children’s items, and many more unique items.
The Mansion Museum is an original structure dating to 1813 when it was Federalist Style, and then underwent additions to make it a Greek Revival. It houses an impressive collection of artifacts dating from the 15th or 16th century through the early 1900’s, including one of the best collections of fire arms, from early flint locks to civil war era muskets.
The Mansion Museum is open Wednesday-Saturday 10-5, Sunday 1-5 from April 1st – October 31st.
Meetings, Conventions and Groups
Chairs included. $300.00 rental/$200 deposit.
Weddings $100.00 rental.