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There’s plenty of history at Kentucky State Parks, including a dozen state historic sites that are part of the park system. These sites range from pre-historic animals and man to Revolutionary War and Civil War sites. Several historic homes are also on the list and open to the public, including Federal Hill at My Old Kentucky Home State Park in Bardstown, the iconic mansion that is the subject of the state song, “My Old Kentucky Home.” Many structures and landmarks located in KY state parks are on the National Register of Historic Places.

 

Many historic sites offer special events such as battle re-enactments or other living history programs. Some of these sites charge an entry fee for tours. Check the park website for operating hours, special events, admission prices and other tourist information.

 

View the full list of historic Kentucky State Parks below and add a few to your trip itinerary!

Historic Parks

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Top Five Things to DoPlay 18 holes of championship golf.Visit the historic site of Abraham Lincolns’ parents.Fish and enjoy the lake.Play disc golf on the challenging 18 hole…
Bourbon, Horses & History
Bourbon, Horses & History
Top Five Things To Do1. Spend some time in the 1770s Fort Harrod.2. Visit the Mansion Museum and see a treasure trove of artifacts.3. See the 'Big Ole Tree', the largest Osage…
Bluegrass, Horses, Bourbon & Boone Region
Bluegrass, Horses, Bourbon & Boone Region
Top Five Things To Do1. Tour the wonderful Historic Mansion.2. Enjoy a round of golf.3. Camp at the campground.4. Stroll the grounds and explore the interpretive panels.5. See the…
Bourbon, Horses & History
Bourbon, Horses & History
Top Five Things To Do1. Enjoy the peace and serenity of the meetinghouse.2. Find the Kentucky Rock.3. Tickle your toes in the park spring.4. Visit the fairy garden atmosphere down…
Caves, Lakes & Corvettes
Caves, Lakes & Corvettes
Top Five Things To Do1. Visit the museum to view the battle video and see original battle artifacts.2. Enjoy the 3.5 miles long driving tour of the battle. 3. Hike up to 19 miles…
Bluegrass, Horses, Bourbon & Boone Region
Bluegrass, Horses, Bourbon & Boone Region
Top Five Things To Do1. Tour the historic mansion and visit our gift shop.2. Attend a Tuesday Tea or a vintage Baseball game.3. Stroll through the small trails and bridges on the…
Bluegrass, Horses, Bourbon & Boone Region
Bluegrass, Horses, Bourbon & Boone Region
Nestled in rolling farmland, the home near Richmond was built in the late 1700’s, with a major addition constructed in the 1860’s. Historic White Hall mansion, designed in Georgian…
Bluegrass, Horses, Bourbon & Boone Region
Bluegrass, Horses, Bourbon & Boone Region
Top Five Things To Do1. See the archaeological features of the Mississipian culture.2. View pottery, stone tools, artifacts and park history displays.3. Walk the interpretive…
Western Waterlands
Western Waterlands