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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  • We were here on the Memorial Day Weekend. The replica of the original fort was exceptional. As you visited each cabin you were introduced to the way things were in the 18th century. Very nice gift... 
    We were here on the Memorial Day Weekend. The replica of the original fort was exceptional. As you visited each cabin you were introduced to the way things were in the 18th century. Very nice gift...  more »
  • Fascinating and educational. We took our son, daughter-in-love, and their 3 sons. There is plenty to do, see, and learn, for people of all ages. We especially enjoyed the blacksmith. He let the older....  more
    Fascinating and educational. We took our son, daughter-in-love, and their 3 sons. There is plenty to do, see, and learn, for people of all ages. We especially enjoyed the blacksmith. He let the older....  more »
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  • Amazing place. The staff have done such a great job preserving the spirit of this fort. Well worth the stop and the history lesson
  • Very neat. The fort was closed for the season but we were still able to poke around the perimeter. Will have to come back when it's not so cold.

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