Department of Parks
Settlement and Raid Weekend June 20-21 at Old Fort Harrod

Press Release Date:  Friday, May 15, 2015  
Contact Information:  David Coleman,
859-734-3314
 


 

HARRODSBURG, Ky. – Old Fort Harrod State Park will hold its annual Settlement and Raid weekend June 20-21 this year.

 

The weekend, which includes battle re-enactments between pioneers and Native Americans, recalls the sieges in 1777 on the first permanent pioneer settlement in Kentucky and presents living history demonstrations.

 

Guests will be able to listen to period music, shop for handmade crafts and 18th-century items, visit pioneer and Native American camps, watch blacksmiths and gunsmiths at work and more. There will be speakers discussing 18th-century history, and food will also be available.

 

The battles will be at 2 p.m. each day. The fort is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days.

 

Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for children ages 6-12; children under 6 are free.

 

Old Fort Harrod State Park in Harrodsburg features a replica of a fort built in 1774, the first permanent pioneer settlement in Kentucky. There are also cabins and blockhouses that present pioneer life. The park includes a museum and the oldest cemetery west of the Alleghenies.

 

 

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The Kentucky State Park System is composed of 49 state parks plus an interstate park shared with Virginia. The Department of Parks, an agency of the Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet, operates 17 resort parks with lodges -- more than any other state. For more information on Kentucky parks, visit our website at http://www.parks.ky.gov