Kentucky Tourism

Battle of Perryville Commemoration

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Experience 1862 during the re-enactment of the Battle of Perryville and watch history unfold before your eyes. Perryville Battlefield is a National Historic Landmark and on October 8 and 9, 2016, join us to witness the very struggles of those who fought on the hallowed grounds where they engaged. 

A wide variety of educational and entertainment opportunities are scheduled throughout the weekend. Walk among authentic encampments, listen to period music, nosh on food, watch cavalry demonstrations and living history programs, even meet Civil War book authors.


 to to pre-order your tickets now and save $5 off entry at the gate! 

Tickets are available for Saturday's Battle for The Cornfield, Sunday's Battle for the H.P Bottom Farm and for Ghost Walks with S.H.O.C.K. For a description of each, please continue to scroll down. 

On-location daily ticket prices: 

Adults $20  
Seniors $15  
Children 6-12 $15  
Children 5 & under FREE
Veteran/Active Military $10  

For information on overnight lodging visit:


Battle for "The Cornfield"

Saturday, October 8, 2016
The main Confederate attack of the Perryville centered around the cornfield. The Confederates pushed the Union defenders back 650 yards further until they were finally stopped.

Click here for more information! Adobe PDF Document

NEW for 2016!

Battle for the H.P. Bottom Farm

Sunday, October 9, 2016
Two regiments held the extreme right of the Union line.  Being attacked by twice their number, the barn caught fire.  The heat and smoke forced the Yankees back, but not before they lost almost half of their men.

For a more in-depth description of this battle, click hereAdobe PDF Document

Note: This ground has not been used since the original battle and is made possible by the Civil War Trust.

Ghost Walks with 'S.H.O.C.K.'

Friday & Saturday evenings
Advanced ticket purchase begins at 6 p.m. at the museum and the big shelter.
Cost: $20 per person (NOT recommended for children under 12)
Click here to order tickets on-line!

Visitor Resources

Civil War Trust web site.

Perryville Civil War Battlefield web site.

Kentucky Tourism's Civil War Trails web site.