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Perryville Battlefield State Historic Site

1825 Battlefield Road, Perryville, KY 40468, USA

Kentucky's greatest Civil War battle took place outside Perryville on October 8, 1862. It was the South's last serious attempt to gain possession of the state. A museum on the grounds interprets the battle and its aftermath. Civil War historian Ed Bearss has praised Perryville Battlefield as one of the finest interpretive walking trails in the United States.


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From Lexington: take Hwy 60 West to Route 9002 (Martha Layne Collins Blue Grass Parkway). Take 9002 southwest to Hwy. 127 (exit 59B). Turn south onto Hwy. 127 and follow it into Harrodsburg. Turn right onto Mooreland Ave towards Hwy 68, keep left onto Hwy 68 (Perryville St.). Follow Hwy. 68 into Perryville, turn right onto Hwy 150 and then turn right onto Battlefield Rd (rte. 1920). The park will be a few miles ahead on the left.

Visitor Services

rest rooms, handicapped access, gift shops, museum

Regular Events

Annual living history, battle commemoration - 1st weekend in October. Central KY heritage trial - July.

Available Interpretation

signs, 7.5 miles of walking trails, museum, historic staff, 28-minute Interpretive film produced by Wide Awake Productions, driving tour

Plan Your Visit

Admission Fee

Adults $3.50; Group $2.50


Park: daily, sunrise to sunset. Museum: (April 1 - October 31) Monday-Saturday: 9:00 A.M. -5:00 P.M., Sunday: 1:00 P.M.-5:00 P.M.; November 1- March 31: please call for information



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