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Ft Harrod Jazz Festival

Went Friday and Saturday evening to the Jazz Festival they had there. It was awesome. Lots of... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Tim S
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Harrodsburg, Kentucky
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Kentucky History

This place was amazing, all of the employees were like talking to living history books. Their... read more

Reviewed July 28, 2019
Kevin L
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Fairfax, Virginia
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Went Friday and Saturday evening to the Jazz Festival they had there. It was awesome. Lots of shade, grounds were nice, food vendors were good, beer was available. The park is a great place to visit if you’re in or near Harrodsburg. It is the...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Tim S
Reviewed August 26, 2019

I am a teacher that has taken his class to Ft. Harrod for many years. However, we will not be returning this school year due to the overwhelming number of carpenter bees. There are thousands of them that create a significant nuisance to such an...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed July 28, 2019

This place was amazing, all of the employees were like talking to living history books. Their knowledge of the era was unmatched. Want some history in a great setting, give the fort a try, you won’t be disappointed.

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed July 3, 2019

Excellent representation of the the first American settlement west of the Allegheny River. Great staff, who are very knowledgeable in the history and lifestyle of early Kentucky and the United States.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Jan R
Reviewed June 4, 2019

Stopped by this Old Fort in the downtown area. My wife had gone here as a child and had a wonderful time recalling herself as a 5-year old with her family. The structures are a nice example of what the frontier looked like back in...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed May 28, 2019

This is a small replica of a fort and is pretty much in the area of downtown Harrodsburg . It is much smaller than other forts we have visited across the country. The guides in a couple of the buildings were very informative and the...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed May 25, 2019

If you're a fan of historic forts, you should enjoy this. This is a scaled down version and, like most forts, not on the original site. Still very interesting. The scaled down version makes it easy to go through. Tons of exhibits. Very low price....More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Rick C
Reviewed May 7, 2019

We visited mid-week during a time when school was in session so although there were some kids on a field trip, the site wasn't crowded and once the kids went to lunch, we had a great time talking to the docents on duty. A very...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Hattie_Sr
Reviewed April 6, 2019 via mobile

Even today my son loves to stop by Old Fort Harrod State Park. We started visiting here when my son was 2. At that time they did a weekly play in the amphitheater about the history of Fort Harrod. Along with the play, we really...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 442vickir
Reviewed March 13, 2019 via mobile

Located across the street from the site of the original Fort Harrod is this fort built to look like the original. The fort was named after James Harrod who disappeared on a hunting trip. His disappearance remains a mystery to this day. In the Revolutionary...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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JackM3030
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Response from 442vickir | Reviewed this property |
December 1 - February 28 Fort, Gift Shop and Lincoln Marriage Temple are open Monday - Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. March 1 - November 30 Fort, Gift Shop and Lincoln Marriage Temple are open Wednesday - Saturday, 9:00am... More
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Hi, Even when we were there in the summer they only had a couple of the buildings with reenactors giving demonstrations, etc.,. So it would definitely be best to call them before you would make a trip to see what their... More
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August 25, 2017|
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Yes, open 7 days a week.
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