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 2016 Season is here! There are many exciting events this year at the Old Fort Harrod State Park! To see the full "2016 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, March 19, 2016 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 2016 Kiwanis Easter Egg Hunt and the 2016 Park Season. Thank you to everyone who came and volunteered their time and energy last year!
The feature interpreters for 2016 are John Curry and native interpreter Michelle DeEsch.
2016'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 "Lil' Abner" and "James Harrod the Battle for Kentucky" in its 5th comeback season! Both will be performed by the Ragged Edge Community Theater.
Also this year, Harrodsburg's 242nd Birthday Party and the Park's signature event, the 8th Annual Old Fort Harrod Settlement and Raid, the three day Pioneer Days Festival, the 3rd Annual Fort Harrod Jazz Festival, Haunted Frontier, 18th Century Trade Fair and Park Holiday Open House.
Friends of Fort Harrod thanks the Harrodsburg Mercer County Tourist Commission for Co-Sponsoring the Old Fort Harrod Settlement and Raid in June 2016.
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