2016 OLD FORT HARROD SETTLEMENT & RAID

June 18 and 19, 2016

Old Fort Harrod State Park

100 S College Street

Harrodsburg, KY

Co-Sponsored by Friends of Fort Harrod

and Harrodsburg Mercer County Tourist Commission

Old Fort Harrod State Park will hold its 8th Annual Old Fort Harrod Settlement  & Raid on June 18 and 19, 2016 from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm with the Raids at 2:00 pm daily.

This is the Park's signature event for 2016 and promises to be bigger and better than ever before! This year's Settlement and Raid features John Curry  and Mischelle DeEsch.

Many re-enactors and volunteers work hard to re-create the actual look and feel of a real Shawnee attack upon Fort Harrod which might have occurred in March 1777. It began a year long seige on the Fort during which many settlers would die violent deaths. The Shawnee killed or stole all of the settlers livestock and burn their crops. The year of 1777 became known as the "Year of Despair" and one can only imagine the terror and hardships the settlers in the Fort had to endure. But, the Fort held, attack after attack. Had it not, there would have been no Harrods Town, no Harrodsburg and no State of Kentucky!

Fort Harrod was never overrun. At one point they nearly ran out of gun powder which gave rise to the famous "Powder Run" by George Rogers Clark, James Harrod and others to obtain the much needed powder. They were successful and the Fort was saved

2014 Settlement at Old Fort Harrod (Barlow)

Faces of 2014 Settlement & Raid

Harrodsburg Mercer County Tourist Commission

Co-Sponsor 2016 Old Fort Harrod Settlement & Raid

Highlights 2015 Settlement & Raid

Highlights 2014 Settlement & Raid

2014 Raid at Old Fort Harrod (Lester)

2014 Settlement at Old Fort Harrod (Lester)

2014 Raid on Old Fort Harrod (Barlow)

2016 Schedule of Events

More Park Information

James Harrod Rifle Raffle

This sweet prize package can be yours for a $5 raffle ticket.

This is the "James Harrod Rifle Raffle", sponsored by Friends of Fort Harrod. This raffle is a non-profit, charitable raffle conducted solely to raise funds to benefit Fort Harrod and the Old Fort Harrod State Park. No person involved in this raffle receives any compensation. All proceeds will used to make repairs and improvements and purchase needed equipment at Fort Harrod and the Old Fort Harrod State Park. Our goal is for Fort Harrod to be and remain a viable tourist destination and to preserve the unique history of James Harrod and his Fort that won the West.

Tickets are $5 each. The drawing will be held on Saturday, June 17, 2017 at 3:00 pm during the 2017 Old Fort Harrod Settlement and Raid. You can purchase tickets from any member of Friends of Fort Harrod.

Tickets are readily available at 134 South Main Street in Harrodsburg, former Mercer County National Bank building, from 9-4 daily and at the Fort Harrod Box Office during regular hours.

The total prize package is valued at $3,140.00! All items in the prize package are custom made and unique. The package includes a beautiful .45 caliber flintlock Virginia Long Rifle custom built by Rodney Collins​  worth $2,500.00, along with the following accoutrements - "Powder Horn" by Tommy Barnett, "Haversack" by Ken Stanley​, "Shooting Bag" by Steve Lasley​ and a "Gorget" by Mitch Yates​, with a combined value of $640.00!

All proceeds go to benefit only Fort Harrod and the Old Fort Harrod State Park!

Don't hesitate, buy your tickets now!

Larry Catlett, President, Friends of Fort Harrod

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