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2019 Battle of Perryville Reenactment

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The Battle of Perryville Reenactment on October 5-6, 2019 at the Perryville Battlefield in Perryville, Kentucky features Civil War battles, historical tours, living history encampments, ghost walks, a parade, street dancing, open fire cooking, picnics, a craft fair and flea market. Read the entire article.

Battle of Perryville Reenactment

Unlike other events, at the Battle of Perryville Reenactment, you will be on actual ground that the armies of North and South engaged to determine the destiny of Kentucky! Your military leadership is experienced and their primary responsibility is to you and making sure you have an outstanding time while representing and honoring those who fought at Perryville!

Perryville Battlefield is a nationally significant Civil War site. Although Confederate forces were victorious on the battlefield at Perryville, the Rebels eventual evacuation of the state forever lost Kentucky’s resources and men for the Confederacy. The Confederate loss of Kentucky along with Lee’s loss at Antietam set the stage for Abraham Lincoln to change the cause and course of the war. We strive to educate the visiting public on the key role that Perryville played in the Civil War. The battle would settle Kentucky’s allegiance as well as help to define national politics which forever changed our nation.

Recreating small sections of the original engagement during the Battle of Perryville Reenactment is one form of interpretation used by Perryville Battlefield State Historic Site to fulfill its mission of preserving and interpreting history.

The Battle of Perryville Reenactment takes place on the first ‘full’ weekend of October, including Friday – Sunday. There will be an all day unscripted tactical on Friday, a sunrise battle and “The Cornfield” on Saturday. The “Fight for the Bottom’s Farm” occurs on Sunday afternoon. (Detailed battle descriptions are included in the information on this page.)

Adult: $4.00; Adult Group (10 or more) $3.50
Child ( 7 to 12) $3.00 (6 and under FREE); Child Group (10 or more) $2.50
Military & Senior discount $3.50

Perryville Battlefield State Historic Site
1825 Battlefield Road
Perryville, KY 40468

For More Information: 859-332-8631

Battle of Perryville Reenactment Mini-Gallery