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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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Open all year. Thursday through Sunday, May 1 - Sept. 30 Open all year (during winter months weather permitted). Open all year.18 Hole Disc Golf Course, 9 baskets, Artificial…
Bourbon, Horses & History
Bourbon, Horses & History
A full-scale replica of the fort built by James Harrod in 1774 is the centerpiece of Old Fort Harrod State Park in Harrodsburg, KY. Cabins and blockhouses are furnished with…
Bluegrass, Horses, Bourbon & Boone Region
Bluegrass, Horses, Bourbon & Boone Region
The farm that inspired the imagery in Stephen Collins Foster's famous song, “My Old Kentucky Home, Good-Night!” is Kentucky's most famous and beloved historic site. Built between…
Bourbon, Horses & History
Bourbon, Horses & History
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 Meetinghouse is a…
Caves, Lakes & Corvettes
Caves, Lakes & Corvettes
On October 8, 1862, cannon explosions shattered the rural peace of this tranquil countryside and the death moans of young soldiers. Perryville became the site of the most…
Bluegrass, Horses, Bourbon & Boone Region
Bluegrass, Horses, Bourbon & Boone Region
Antebellum house in Lexington, also known as the Joseph Bryan estate, includes three original outbuildings - slave quarters, smokehouse and ice house. Guided tours of Waveland…
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
Wickliffe Mounds has a museum, welcome center, gift shop, trails and picnic areas. Come see us! A Native American village once occupied the site of Wickliffe Mounds, about A.D.…
Western Waterlands
Western Waterlands