Welcome to Fort Harrod

This is a diagram of the original Fort Harrod drawn by WW Stephenson based upon "reliable evidence" from such sources as "The Draper Manuscripts" and "Memoirs of Benjamin Vancleve". Stephenson was an attorney and historian in Harrodsburg in the early 1800's. His diagram is considered to be accurate. Notice the "L" off the Southwest corner of the Fort. Originally, it was designed to add more cabins inside the Fort as the population grew in the 1780's. It proved indefensible and was not re-constructed after the Shawnee burned it.

       "It is our mission at Friends of Fort Harrod to preserve and promote Fort Harrod and the State Park. This page is our tribute to them. We hope these videos, photos and stories will spark an interest that will bring you to the Fort to visit. We'll keep the fires burning for you!"


Photo Tour of Present Day Old Fort Harrod

Story of Old Fort Harrod

Photo Tour of Pioneer Cemetery

Tour of Fort Harrod Made by Visitor (Good Overview)

George Rogers Clark Blockhouse Made by Visitor

James Harrod on Wikipedia

16 mm Film of Fort Harrod taken by Visitor in 1940's

Park Visitor Info Center

Visit Old Fort Harrod State Park Official Website

Park Map

Park Visitor Info

Park Brochure

Fort Harrod Tour by KET

Fort Harrod Settlement & Raid with David Coleman

Kentucky Pioneers (1941)

Soap Making At Old Fort Harrod

Broom Making at Old Fort Harrod

Thanks For Visiting!

2018 Schedule of Events

More Park Information

Wayne Estes Rifle Raffle

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

This is the "Wayne Estes 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 23, 2017 at 3:00 pm during the 2018 Old Fort Harrod Settlement and Raid. You can purchase tickets from any member of Friends of Fort Harrod.

Tickets are available at 134 South Main Street in Harrodsburg, former Mercer County National Bank building, from 9-4 daily.

The prize is valued at $1,650.00! The rifle was built by Master Gunmaker Wayne Estes of Paris, Kentucky. It is simply beautiful in all respects! It is iron mounted, styled as an early Lebanon/Lancaster, Pennsylvania (1760-1770) working man's rifle. It features a "B" profile swamped Colerain .50 caliber barrel, M&G Continental Flintlock, Davis Triggers, 1/4 x 32 Chambers touch hole, stocked in fine quarter sawed sugar maple from Harrison Gunstocks of Bradford, Tennessee.

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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