Friends of Fort Harrod is a group of people from all walks of life in the Harrodsburg community who work and donate to preserve and promote the Old Fort Harrod State Park. We are the "Guardians of the Fort"!
Friends of Fort Harrod is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) tax exempt public charitable organization, a member of the Kentucky State Parks Foundation and the Mercer Chamber of Commerce. Friends of Fort Harrod is the only citizens group "officially sanctioned" by the Old Fort Harrod State Park. All funds raised go to benefit Fort Harrod and the Park.
Friends of Fort Harrod is the proud winner of the 2012 Mercer Chamber of Commerce "Non-Profit of the Year Award", recognizing our efforts to restore the James Harrod Amphitheater and return it to service for our community and visitors.
The 2017 Season is here! There are many exciting events this year at the Old Fort Harrod State Park! To see the full "2017 Schedule of Events" just click the link in the upper right corner of this site.
The "Pick Up The Park" event will be on Saturday, April 8, 2017 from 9:00 am to 12:00 noon. Refreshments are provided. Volunteers are needed to donate 3 hours to help clean up the Park in preparation for the 2017 Kiwanis Easter Egg Hunt and the 2017 Park Season. Thank you to everyone who came and volunteered their time and energy last year!
The feature interpreters for 2017 are John Curry and native interpreter Michelle DeEsch.
2017's schedule of events includes the Spies of Fort Harrod's signature events "Clark's Powder Run", the "Grand Council" and "Shawnee Run" and the outdoor dramas "Brigadoon" and "James Harrod the Battle for Kentucky" in its 6th comeback season! Both will be performed by the Ragged Edge Community Theater.
Also this year, Harrodsburg's 243rd Birthday Party and the Park's signature event, the 9th Annual Old Fort Harrod Settlement and Raid, the three day Pioneer Days Festival, the 4th Annual Fort Harrod Jazz Festival, Haunted Frontier, 18th Century Trade Fair and Park Holiday Open House.
There will be a new event this year at Old Fort Harrod State Park. The "Seven Years War, Inc." group will re-enact an attack upon Fort Harrod in July. It will be a two day event with an encampment and festival food.
Also new in 2017, Friends of Fort Harrod will sponsor itís second rifle raffle. The rifle is being built by "Wayne Estes" this year. Wayne is well known and respected as an artist. Tickets will be $5 and available from any member of Friends of Fort Harrod or at the Fort Harrod Ticket Office.
Friends of Fort Harrod meet on the 4th Monday of each month at 7:00 PM in the Old Fort Harrod Conference Center, 330 West Lexington Street, Harrodsburg, Kentucky.
All are welcome! We are recruiting new members!
If you love Fort Harrod and want to see it preserved, please come join us and become a "Guardian of the Fort"!
The dues are only $20 per year or $30 for a family.
All donations to the Friends group will be greatly appreciated and are fully Tax Deductible! Your donation will be used to repair and improve the Fort and Park, purchase needed equipment and fund public events designed to educate and entertain.
Please register on our site!
Thanks for visiting!
Larry D. Catlett
President, Friends of Fort Harrod