Kentucky Tourism

Old Mulkey Meeting House Tompkinsville, KY


Old Mulkey Meetinghouse State Historic Site
38 Old Mulkey Park Rd.
Tompkinsville, KY 42167
Park Manager: Sheila Rush
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The Old Mulkey Meetinghouse is a log church erected in 1804, making it the oldest freestanding log meeting houses in the Commonwealth.

Adjacent to the Old Mulkey Meeting House is a pioneer cemetery with the graves of many Revolutionary War soldiers, Kentucky pioneers and Hannah Boone (Daniel’s sister). If you’re interested in learning about the past, the cemetery with its interpretative signage should satisfy your quest. The park’s numerous picnic areas, playground and gift shop offer additional opportunities for fun.

Hours of Operation

Park Grounds/Meetinghouse/Gift Shop

Open 9:00am to 5:00pm daily, April 1st through November 15, 2017.

By appointment only November 16, 2017 through March 31, 2018. Call 270-487-8481 to schedule your visit.

Weddings, Family Reunions & Group Venue Rentals

Historic Old Mulkey Meetinghouse & Yard

Cost: $250.00 + $75.00 refundable cleaning deposit

  Get hitched inside the 213-year-old Old Mulkey Meetinghouse. Seating is available for up to 175 people and the meeting house is equipped with electricity and lights. Several park benches dot the yard. Guests may decorate the meetinghouse fence, yard and historic building, however, due to the structure's age, we request no tacks or nails are used along with no candles, confetti, food or drinks [inside the meetinghouse]. This building is listed as a state historic site therefore, groups renting this specific space must agree to give the general public access to the building up to and following the event. The picnic area adjacent (Picnic Point) is included at no additional charge. The parking lot provides level, easy walking up to the meetinghouse and upon request, portable handicap ramps can be placed at one of the building entrances during the event.    

Bottom of the Hill

Cost: $65.00

 This unique area of the park is complete with a grill, 9 picnic tables, parking, lots of shade and park benches. A moss covered field just south of the picnic tables provides an area for recreational activities. Large moss covered rocks to the north of the tables provide a natural discovery area for children. The handmade arbor serves as the focal point of a wedding! The entire area is bordered by a wet weather creek and throughout the year guests can enjoy the trickle of the nearby spring. This area is popular with wedding groups or other  that are not interested in having the playground nearby.  

The Shelter

(Located west of the playground)
Cost: $55.00

  The Shelter has electricity and lights and is cooled by fans in the ceiling. It is complete with a grill, 23 picnic tables, convenient parking and park benches. This area is popular with large groups needing a guaranteed rain cover where they can visit and watch their children play on the playground. ***PLAYGROUND CANNOT BE RESERVED*** 

Playground Picnic Place

(Located east of the playground)
Cost: $35.00

 The Private Picnic Place is a popular location with smaller groups wanting to meet near the playground. The edge of this picnic area literally backs up against the sandbox! It is complete with a grill, 9 picnic tables, shade throughout the day and convenient parking. ***PLAYGROUND CANNOT BE RESERVED***

Old Mulkey Meeting House Picnic Point

(Located adjacent to the meeting house)

Picnic Point gives guests a bird's eye view of the Old Mulkey Meeting House. This area is complete with a grill, 8 picnic tables and convenient parking. Giant trees shade the picnic tables throughout the day to keep things cool during the hot summer days.