Old Fort Harrod State Park will hold its 10th Annual Old Fort Harrod Settlement & Raid on June 23 and 24, 2018 from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm with the Raids at 2:00 pm daily.
This is the Park’s signature event for 2018 and promises to be bigger and better than ever before!
Many re-enactors and volunteers work hard to re-create the actual look and feel of a real Shawnee attack upon Fort Harrod which might have occurred in March 1777. It began a year long seige on the Fort during which many settlers would die violent deaths. The Shawnee killed or stole all of the settlers livestock and burn their crops. The year of 1777 became known as the “Year of Despair” and one can only imagine the terror and hardships the settlers in the Fort had to endure. But, the Fort held, attack after attack. Had it not, there would have been no Harrods Town, no Harrodsburg and no State of Kentucky!
Fort Harrod was never overrun. At one point they nearly ran out of gun powder which gave rise to the famous “Powder Run” by George Rogers Clark, James Harrod and others to obtain the much needed powder. They were successful and the Fort was saved!
DATES & TIMES:
Jun 23, 2018 – June 24, 2018 / 8:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M.
Raids at 2 pm daily
Hours of Operation / Admission
Adults – $7.00
Senior – $6.00
Children (6-12) – $4.00
Discount for Military and Veterans – $1.00 off
Grounds are open to the public 8:00 a.m. until dusk, 7 days a week.
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 to 5:00pm. Open Sunday Noon to 5:00pm
April 1 – October 31
The Fort Harrod State Park Museum is open Wednesday – Saturday, 10:00am to 5:00pm. Open Sunday 1:00pm to 5:00pm