Old Fort Harrod State Park

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Location:

100 S. College St.
Harrodsburg KY 40330

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
Open 7 days a week, year round daylight to dusk


Fort, Gift Shop & Lincoln Marriage Temple
***Fort, Gift Shop & Mansion Museum closed for renovations November 1 through Spring of 2023. Specific re-open date depends on weather & speed of project. Sorry for any inconvenience.
January & February: Thursday and Friday 9-4:30
March – November: Wednesday – Saturday 9-5 and Sunday noon-5 ;
December: Thursday-Saturday 9-4:30
***Historical/living history interpreters available April 16 - October 31.***

Mansion Museum
**Fort, Gift Shop & Mansion Museum closed for renovations November 1 through Spring of 2023. Specific re-open date depends on weather & speed of project. Sorry for any inconvenience.
April – October Wednesday – Saturday 10-5 and Sunday noon-5

Things to Do

Birding
The picnic grounds behind the amphitheater offer the best opportunities for bird watching.

Gift Shop
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.

Museum
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. 

Meetings, Conventions and Groups

Amphitheater
Chairs included. $300.00 rental/$200 deposit.

Park Grounds
Weddings $100.00 rental.

Shelter
$75.00 rental.


Amenities
General Information
  • Handicap Accessible
  • Military Rates
  • Pets Accepted