When Daniel Boone and his men reached the Kentucky River on April 1, 1775, they quickly moved to establish Kentuckys second settlement--the site still known as Fort Boonesborough.
Fort Boonesborough has been reconstructed as a working fort complete with cabins, blockhouses and furnishings. Resident ........more
The same spirit of adventure that brought other pioneers to Kentucky led Abraham Lincolns grandparents to the knolls of Kentucky near the Beech Fork River.
Lincoln Homestead State Park features the original home of Lincolns mother, as well as replicas of the 1782 cabin and blacksmith shop where his ........more
Federal Hill was the inspiration for Stephen Fosters famous ballad, My Old Kentucky Home.
Today, this Georgian-style mansion is as endearing to visitors as it was in 1852, the year Foster wrote what has become the official state song while visiting his cousins, the Rowan family. Step into the days ........more
In 1774, James Harrod established the first permanent settlement west of the Alleghenies in what would become Central Kentucky. Preserving Kentuckys pioneer history, the fort has been reconstructed near the site of the original.
Heavy timbers form stockade walls and enclose the cabins and blockhouses. ........more
On October 8, 1862, cannon explosions shattered the rural peace of this tranquil countryside and the death moans of young soldiers. Perryville became the site of the most destructive Civil War battle in the state which left more than 6,000 killed, wounded or missing. The park museum tells of the battle ........more
Rough River Dam is surrounded by rolling countryside overlooking a 5,000 acre lake. Some of the finest fishing in the state is to be found in the deep waters of Rough River. Non-anglers can enjoy the lake on a pontoon, or scurry across quickly on water skis or jet skis.
The resort also features a ........more
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