Department of Parks
“Journey to Kentucky” Presented At Old Fort Harrod
HARRODSBURG, Ky. – The historical drama “The Journey to Kentucky” will be presented at Old Fort Harrod State Park Sept. 14-Oct. 23 for school groups and other organizations.
The drama, presented by the Mercer County High School Department of Drama, is a play about western expansion and tells a story about a fictional family making a journey through the Cumberland Gap to Kentucky in the late 1700s. Following the 40-minute play, students can pose questions to the actors. The play is aimed at 4th graders, but is open to all age groups.
After the play, students can tour Old Fort Harrod State Park – the site of the first permanent settlement in the state. Besides a reconstructed fort, there is a Mansion Museum, a pioneer cemetery and the marriage temple where the parents of Abraham Lincoln were married.
Ticket prices for the play are $7 per person. The admission for the park and museum is $3 per student. The play, which runs only when reservations are made, begins at 10 a.m.
The park also has a picnic area and playground. The park is 32 miles southwest of Lexington on U.S. 68 in Harrodsburg. For reservations and information, call the park at 859-734-3314.
The Kentucky State Park System is composed of 52 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 Web site at http://www.parks.ky.gov