Department of Parks
Monument Rededication Ceremony at Perryville Battlefield
PERRYVILLE, Ky. – Perryville Battlefield State Historic Site will host a monument rededication ceremony Monday, Oct. 8, as part of the 150th anniversary of the Civil War battle.
Several events will be held during the day, highlighted by a 1:30 p.m. rededication ceremony for the Union and Confederate monuments at the park. This event is free and open to the public.
The rededication event follows the annual battle re-enactment weekend, Oct. 6-7.
William Webster, former CIA and FBI director, is scheduled to attend the Oct. 8 event. Webster is the great-grandson of George Webster, a Union officer who died at the Battle of Perryville.
Also scheduled to attend is Simon Bolivar Buckner IV, a descendant of Simon Bolivar Buckner, a Confederate commander at Perryville and a Kentucky governor after the war.
Guests planning to attend the 150th commemoration of the Battle of Perryville, Oct. 6-7, can save money and avoid long lines by purchasing advance tickets online.
The Kentucky Department of Parks is offering advance tickets for the first time, with savings of between $5 and $7.50 on the ticket price. Advance sales will be available through Sept. 28.
The Battle of Perryville was the largest Civil War battle in Kentucky. Casualties numbered more than 7,600 soldiers killed, wounded or missing. Each year, Perryville Battlefield State Historic Site commemorates the battle with re-enactments, living history programs, battlefield tours, authors and book signings, period entertainment, vendors and more.
Online tickets for adults are $15, compared with $20 at the gate. Advance tickets for children ages 6-12 are $7.50, compared with $15 at the gate. Guests ages 62 and older can get advance tickets for $10, compared with $15 at the gate. (There is a 95-cent per ticket convenience fee charged for online purchases).
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