Perryville Battlefield State Historic Site
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Welcome to The Perryville Civil War Battlefield Website


Battlefield Birds
A Bird Watching Event at the Park
May 17 - 18, 2014
Mark your calendar and watch for more information - coming soon

Our Museum and Museum Store are open for your visit.
Hours are 9-5 Monday through Saturday and 11-5 Sunday. The park grounds are open from daylight to dark.
Cost is 3.50 per adult and 2.50 for children over 6.

 Park will be closed Easter Sunday, April 20, 2014


Re-Enactor Registration Now Open for 2014

Battle of Perryville 152nd Commemoration

October 4th and 5th, 2014

Click here to see photos of the 2013 event.


Blue & Gray Education Society Sponsors Perryville Sign Drive

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Some of the bloodiest fighting during the Battle of Perryville happened around the historic Dixville Crossroads. This area was a valuable strategic area as the Benton and Mackville Roads intersected at the crossroads. Today the area is occupied by Hayes-Mayes Rd. and Whites Rd. The 22nd Indiana took over 60% casualties in the fields surrounding the crossroads.

We are working hard to return that area to its historic appearance. We will also be constructing split rail fences that will better define park land. Please come out and lend a hand.

Signs ups will be at the main park complex in Civil War Hall between 8:00 a.m. and 9:00 a.m. The Friends of Perryville will provide donuts, coffee, drinks, and lunch for the day. There will be opportunities for Scout participation on trail clean sweeps throughout the park. Please wear heavy shoes, heavy pants and bring work gloves! We Need You to make this day a success!

Make up Rain Day will be May 24, 2014! If it is pouring rain, please call before you come out!

Civil War Trust Park Day
April 5, 2014

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Perryville Spring Walking Tour
May 17th, 2014

Sponsored by the Friends of Perryville Battlefield and the Cincinnati Civil War Roundtable

Guides – Chuck Lott and Darryl Smith

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Battle of Perryville Commemoration
named a Top 20 Event in the U.S.

PERRYVILLE, Ky. - The Battle of Perryville Commemoration re-enactment and festival has been named a Top 20 Event in the United States by the Southeast Tourism Society for October 2013.

The Southeast Tourism Society is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting and developing tourism throughout the Southeast region of the U.S.

Focusing on preservation and education, the Perryville commemoration features reenactments of Civil War battles, historical tours, living history encampments, ghost walks,

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a parade, street dancing, open fire cooking, picnics, a craft fair and flea market. Read the entire article.


Perryville Battlefield Named
to USA Today Top Ten List

Read the Story...

School Field Trip Information


"Civil War Re-Enactment and Old Friends Retired Horses episode now on YouTube!


The episode of Small Town Big Deal featuring the Battle of Perryville's 150th Commemoration is now available on YouTube. Click here to check it out.

Museum to Open in Springfield, KY

Lincoln Legacy Museum

The dedication of the Lincoln Legacy Musuem will take place on Friday, April 12, 2013 - 10:30 a.m. at the Historic 1816 Washington County Courthouse in Springfield where the museum is housed

Small Town Flavor - Visits The Perryville Battlefield


Watch It....

About Small Town Flavor (TV Show)
Small Town Flavor, an award-nominated original web TV show, is a heart-warming, dawn-to-dusk daytrip into the living nostalgia, lives, perspectives, traditions and food culture of small towns in America..

Civil War in Kentucky Video

Preservation Information Video


Please help The Civil War Trust preserve
 Perryville Battlefield

Donate Now!


New Perryville Page on the Civil War Trust Web Site

The Civil War Trust begins efforts to preserve 141 acres of the Perryville Battlefield. Visit the Civil War Trust web site to read more about it and make a donation.. Also see the interview with Park Manager, Kurt Holman entitled “Perryville, Then & Now”.

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100% of proceeds from the 150th Anniversary benefit Perryville Preservation efforts and are headed by The Friends of Perryville. Visit their site at


Proudly Supported By – The Civil War Trust

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Battlefield Featured on Ghost Adventures on The Travel Channel

The “Ghost Adventures” segment with Perryville Battlefield first aired on Friday, Dec. 2, at 9 p.m. EST. Learn more from Lexington’s Channel 18.

Self Guided Paranormal Tours

 Perryville Battlefield State Historic Site, the subject of a story on the Travel Channel’s “Ghost Adventures,” offers self guided Paranormal Tours of the Battlefield.

The park charges $25 a person for self guided tours. If your group wants to come investigate the Perryville Battlefield for yourselves, Click Here for more details. and set up your tour directly with the park.

Investigate the Battlefield and the Historic Dye House with SHOCK


Learn more from The Danville Advocate-Messenger

Due to the Emerald Ash Borer, all firewood coming into the park must be harvested locally in the county of the park. There are a growing number of quarantined counties and we want to take every precaution to prevent spreading the insect.

New Large
Battlefield Map


Help with the Abandoned Pet Problem at the Battlefield

Perryville Battlefield like other large tracks of land, has a recurring problem with abandoned pets - especially kittens. Currently all abandoned pets are taken to the Boyle County Humane Society and Hal’s Haven Kitty Resuce

Help these non profit organizations find homes for these abandoned animals

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Map of Perryville Battlefield State Historic Site
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pvillebrand Perryville Battlefield State Historic Site 
1825 Battlefield Rd.
P. O. Box 296
Perryville, KY 40468

859-332-8631 pvilleparks

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