Perryville Battlefield Things To Do
For a memento of your visit to Perryville Battlefield, visit the Gift Shop, featuring Kentucky handcrafts, souvenirs, and a large selection of Civil War books.
Hours for the Gift Shop:
April 1 - October 31st
Monday - Saturday, 9:00 am to 5:00
Sunday, 1:00 pm to 5:00
Closed Mon & Tues, Nov, Dec & Mar Closed entirely Jan & Feb
Enjoy the beautiful and historical grounds of the park on one of the self-guiding walking trails. Over 40 interpretive signs are part of the nearly 12-mile trail system. Pick-up a map at the museum.
Thanks to the preservation successes of the battlefield, native plants and wildlife find a protected home here and also thrive. Recently Perryville Battlefield entered into a partnership with the Kentucky Dept. of Fish and Wildlife in an effort to return 100 park acres back to its original appearance and re-introduce native habitat. So as you stroll back in time along Doctor’s Creek and past the cannons, you may also stumble upon some wild turkey, mink, deer, and numerous bird species, just as the soldiers did years ago.
The Civil War comes to life in the Perryville Battlefield Museum. Examine actual battle artifacts, a Civil War display, and a map with the layout of the battle.
Upon exiting the museum, be sure to stop by the Confederate monument nearby that was erected in 1902 and the Union monument added in 1931.
November and December: Open Wednesday - Sunday
January through March: Open by appointment only.
Admission: $3.50 for adults, $2.50 for children under twelve.
Call the park office at 859-332-8631 to schedule your group tour.
Adult Group (10 or More) - $2.50/ea
Child Group (10 or More) - $2.00/ea
The park has a picnic shelter with rest rooms, tables, grills, and a playground for the enjoyment of visitors.
Group tours can be scheduled by appointment.