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2019 Old Fort Harrod Settlement and Raid

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Experience Kentucky Frontier history at the 10th Annual Old Fort Harrod Settlement and Raid Reenactment on June 22-23, 2019 at Old Fort Harrod State Park in Harrodsburg, Kentucky. Daily hours are from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm with the Raids reenactments at 2:00 pm daily. The Old Fort Harrod Settlement and Raid Reenactment is sponsored by the Friends of Fort Harrod and is the Park’s signature event each year and promises to be bigger and better than ever before!

Old Fort Harrod Settlement and Raid

Many reenactors 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!

In addition to the Raids reenactment, the Old Fort Harrod Settlement and Raid Reenactment living history, colonial music, cannon fire and Native attacks on the fort. Colonial entertainers will perform all weekend. After the portrayal of this historic battle and what could have been here at Harrod’s Fort the public will be invited to the Native village to watch the adoption ceremonies for the women and children as they could have been carried out if Harrod had fallen. This is a very authentic, educational and entertaining experience that is not to be missed.

Hours: Gate open 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. both days
Admission: Regular Park Admission
Adults $7.00
Seniors $6.00
Children $4.00 (6-12)
Discounts for Military & Veterans $1.00 off

SATURDAY
Living History takes place all day both days.
9:00 Gates Open, followed by a Cannon blast
10:00 Native Drumming demonstrations
11:00 Life of a Settler
12:00 Native Attack on the Fort
1:00 Native Practice of Capture and Adoption
1:50 Cannon firing demonstration
2:00 Chief Logan
3:00 Daniel Boone, presented by Steve Caudill
4:00 Native cooking demonstrations
5:00 Second Native Raid on the fort (this time they take the fort)!

SUNDAY
9:00 Gates Open
9:00 Sunday Morning Service
10:00 Native Drumming demonstrations
12:00 Life of a Settler
1:00 Native Practice of Capture and Adoption, by Don Shaver
2:00 Native Attack on the Fort
3:00 Daniel Boone, presented by Steve Caudill
5:00 Gates Close

Old Fort Harrod Settlement and Raid - Friends of Fort Harrod - Old Fort Harrod State Park

Location
Old Fort Harrod State Park
100 S College Street
Harrodsburg, KY 40330

For More Information: Call 859-734-3314; Email fortharrod@ky.gov

Mark your calendar today so you don’t miss the next Old Fort Harrod Settlement and Raid Reenactment in June at Old Fort Harrod State Park in Harrodsburg, Kentucky.

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