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Battle of Chaplin Hills

October 8, 1862

Boyle County, Kentucky

The Perryville Battlefield State Historic Site encompasses more than 890 acres of this historic Kentucky battlefield. The pristine nature of much of the battlefield, combined with a wide expanse of well maintained trails makes this one of the best Civil War battlefields to visit.

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Essential To-Do List:

Get the most out of your Civil War battlefield visit by exploring these recommended To-Dos.

See the Confederate perspective below Open Knob at Perryville

This was the site of the Bluegrass States' greatest Civil War battle.

See Henry Bottom's House

The old house is a witness to the epic battle that raged all around it.

Walk along Doctor's Creek

The Battle of Perryville opened along Doctor's Creek, when men of the 10th Indiana went for a drink and were met by the 7th Arkansas.

Read Sam Watkins' Battle of Perryville Account

He fought in battles from Shiloh to Franklin. Find out why he called Perryville his hardest contest

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2010 Annual Conference

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Plan Your Visit

Civil War Discovery Trail


Battlefield: Dawn to Dusk Daily Museum: Mon-Sat 9am to 5pm, Sun 1pm to 5pm


(859) 332-8631


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The work of the Civil War Trust would not be possible without the tireless support of a wide variety of local and regional partner groups. We thank them for their assistance and dedication.

Kentucky State Parks Perryville Battlefield State Historic Site

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