Department of Parks
History Programs Offered at Old Fort Harrod State Park
HARRODSBURG, Ky. – Old Fort Harrod State Park will host two opportunities during the weekend of Oct. 15-16 to learn more about Kentucky history.
On Saturday, Oct. 15, the park will present Native American interpreter Howard Carr for a discussion of “Indians of Kentucky” at 7:30 p.m., around a campfire at the amphitheater. Carr will discuss Native American history and culture with the audience. Tickets are $5 a person.
On Sunday, Oct. 16, the park will host a Kentucky Chautauqua program with Mel Hankla portraying Revolutionary War hero George Rogers Clark at 2 p.m. The program is free. Hankla’s presentation is part of the Kentucky Humanities Council Kentucky Chautauqua, which provides actors who portray characters from the state’s past.
Old Fort Harrod State Park includes a reconstructed fort near the site of the original, which was the first pioneer settlement in Kentucky. The park also has a picnic area and playground. The park is 32 miles southwest of Lexington on U.S. 68 in Harrodsburg.
For more information, call the park at 859-734-3314.
The Kentucky State Park System is composed of 51 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