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Perryville Battlefield Preservation Association

216 South Buell Street, Perryville, KY 40468, USA

The Battle of Perryville on October 8, 1862, forever changed the City of Perryville and remains the definitive event in its history. Union and Confederate infantry fought in the streets and several buildings were struck by artillery fire or burned. Wounded from both sides sought shelter in the city, and Perryville served as a hospital for several months after the engagement. After the war, Perryville's streets were renamed for Union and Confederate generals. The PBPA acts as lead preservation agency for the Perryville Battlefield and related sites in and around the City of Perryville. We preserve Merchant's Row, one of the the nation's last fully-intact 19th Century streetscapes, plus the Crawford House -- Confederate headquarters during the battle. We collaborate with Perryville Battlefield State Historic Site on a variety of preservation and interpretation projects, and our sites in town help people understand the full story of Kentucky's largest battle.

 

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Directions

Directions from Lexington: Take Nicholasville Road (27) out of town to Nicholasville. Stay on 27 through Nicholasville, Wilmore, and Byrantsville to stoplight at 34 (there is a BP station at this corner). Turn right and follow this road into Danville. Once in town this road turns into Lexington Avenue. Follow Lexington Avenue to Maple Avenue and turn left at stoplight. Turn right at the next stoplight (Maple and Main/150). Follow 150 out of town through stoplight at 127 (McDonalds at corner). Stay on 150 for approximately 10 miles into Perryville. Turn left at 2nd stoplight (Buell Street). The Community Center is the large white building on your left, we are located on the second floor, use outside staircase. Directions from Louisville: Take I-64 East out of town. Follow 64 for approximately 35 miles to the Graefenburg/Lawrenceburg exit. Turn right at the end of exit ramp onto 151. Follow 151 for approximately 12 miles to stoplight at 127 and turn right. Follow 127 through Lawrenceburg and Harrodsburg, approximately 25 miles. Turn right at stoplight marking intersection of 127 and 150 (McDonalds at corner). Stay on 150 for approximately 10 miles into Perryville. Turn left at 2nd stoplight (Buell Street). The Community Center is the large white building on your left, we are located on the second floor, use outside staircase.

Visitor Services

Restrooms, stores in some of the buildings

Regular Events

Central KY Civil War Trail (July), Governor's Scholars (July), Annual Reenactment (October), Lovell H. Rousseau Civil War Lecture Series (Monthly)

Available Interpretation

Historic Trails, Historic Signs, Driving Tour, Living History

Plan Your Visit

Admission Fee

Free

Hours

Structures Open: by appointment. Office Open: Monday-Friday 9:00 A.M.-4:00 P.M.

Phone

859-332-1862

Website

http://www.battleofperryville.com/ »

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Email: cwdt@civilwar.org

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