Department of Parks
Old Fort Harrod State Park Celebrates 235th Anniversary During June 13-14 Weekend
HARRODSBURG, Ky. – Old Fort Harrod State Park will celebrate the 235th anniversary of the founding of Harrodsburg with a special weekend of events on June 13-14.
The “Fort Harrod Settlement and Raid” weekend will feature Native American and pioneer camps, a cemetery memorial service, a re-enactment of a Native American attack on the fort, living history demonstrations and much more.
The park will be open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days and all events are free with paid admission to the park. Admission for adults is $5; for children ages 6-12 is $3 and for seniors 55 and older it’s $4.
The “raid” on the fort will be at 2 p.m. each day.
Old Fort Harrod State Park includes a reconstructed fort near the site of the original, 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 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