Department of Parks
Perryville Battlefield Featured on ‘Ghost Adventures’; Offers Paranormal Tours
PERRYVILLE, Ky. -- Perryville Battlefield State Historic Site, the subject of a story on the Travel Channel’s “Ghost Adventures,” offers opportunities to those interested in paranormal investigations.
The “Ghost Adventures” segment with Perryville Battlefield airs Friday, Dec. 2, at 9 p.m. EST.
If you want to come investigate the Perryville Battlefield yourself, please visit: http://www.perryvillebattlefield.org/html/paranormal_agreement.html or call the park at 859-332-8631. The park requires a permit for this activity. The cost is $250 for a group of up to 10, and $25 per each additional person. For information about future paranormal investigation events at the park, check www.perryvillebattlefield.org
Perryville is the scene of the most destructive Civil War battle in the state, with the number of wounded, killed or missing numbering more than 7,000. The park museum tells of the battle that was the South’s last serious attempt to gain possession of Kentucky. The battlefield is one of the most unaltered Civil War sites in the nation; vistas today remain virtually those soldiers saw on that fateful day in 1862.
Perryville will be commemorating the 150th anniversary of the battle in 2012 during its annual re-enactment weekend Oct. 5-7.
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