Old Fort Harrod State Park, Harrodsburg

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Old Fort Harrod State Park is a park located in Harrodsburg, Kentucky in the United States. The park encompasses 15 acres (6.1 ha) and features a reconstruction of Fort Harrod, the first permanent American settlement in the state of Kentucky. The park was founded in November 1934 as Pioneer Memorial State Park, and dedicated by President Franklin D. Roosevelt and Governor Ruby Laffoon.
The fort was named after James Harrod, who led an early party of settlers into Kentucky.
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  • Outstanding reconstructed fort and monument to the Western Frontier. Closed when we visited you could look through the walls and imagine what life was like on a wintry day with hostile natives...  more »
  • When you visit Harrodsburg, be sure to visit Ft. Harrod. It is a replica of an original fort dating to the 18th century. There are cabins, gift shop and museum. An historical gem.  more »
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  • My kids love to play here. And they have cleaned out the people coming to do illegal activities. Nice place to come sit in shade and let kids play again
  • Site of the fort , a must see for war and history buffs , fort is fantastic with gardens and people portraying the way of life back then , very nice gift shop , staff wonderful , had a great day

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