Perryville Battlefield State Historic Site


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Perryville Battlefield State Historic Site


Location:45 miles southwest of Lexington; take US 68 west to US 150 west.
Facilities:Museum, monuments, gift shop, self-guided walking trails, picnic shelter with restrooms, playground.
Activities:Living history demonstrations, including an annual Civil War re-enactment.
Special Features:The most destructive Civil War battle in the state took place here October 8, 1862, with more than 6,000 killed, wounded, or missing. It was the South's last serious attempt to gain possession of Kentucky. The battlefield is one of the most unaltered Civil War sites in the nation, and a self-guided walking tour interprets battle events. The park's museum features battle relics and battleground maps.
Address:1825 Battlefield Rd
Perryville, KY 40468

Phone:606-332-8631
Web: parks.ky.gov/statehistoricsites/pb
Size: 630 acres.

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