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Perryville Battle Commemeration 2015

October 3-4, 2015

Re-Enactor information

Archaeology Dig Canceled
Horse Drawn Artillery Demonstration is Canceled

 Commemoration Event Schedule
and Visitor Information

Perryville Commemoration 2016
The Fight for the Bottom’s Farm
October 8-9, 2016

Re-Enactor Information and registration now available.

If you have specific questions about participating as a reenactor please email Chad Greene at

Boy Scout Commemoration Information

Visitors to Perryville on Saturday, Oct. 3, should note there are several activities planned in the community of Perryville that morning. Temporary road closures of main routes to Perryville Battlefield are expected. Visitors should allow for additional travel time as a result.

There is a parade at 11 a.m. and some streets will be closed. For more information about events in Perryville, visit


Our Museum and Museum Store
are open for your visit.
Adults - $4.00
Adult Group (10 or more): $3.50
Children 7-12 $3.00: (6 and under free)
Child Group (10 or more): $2.50
Military and Senior Discount: $3.50

The park grounds are open from daylight to dark.

The museum and museum store will be closed for restocking on Monday October 5.

You Can Help With Kentucky Grant Funding

Each year, history organizations around the state ask me if there are grant funds available to help Kentucky’s museums and local history organizations. Sadly, in the past, these grant funds have been few and far between.

Now, however, we can change that!

Your next Kentucky state income tax return will allow you to donate part of your tax refund to Kentucky’s Local History Trust Fund. This money will create a grant pool that will help museums, libraries, and local history organizations in your community. The Kentucky Historical Society will administer these grants, which will help build organizational capacity, support programs and services, and strengthen these organizations.

By donating to this fund you will help museums and local history organizations around the state!

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Perryville is one of the Kentucky State Parks
Building Monarch Butterfly Waystations

FRANKFORT, Ky. -- More than a dozen Kentucky State Parks are working on projects to help Monarch butterflies by preserving habitat and planting milkweed plants the butterflies need for survival.

The butterflies – easily identified because of their orange and black colors – are known for their annual journeys to Mexico each year for winter hibernation. Some scientists are concerned that loss of habitat is causing a decline in the Monarch population in some areas.

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Perryville Phone App Now Available for iphones and Android Phones

The Perryville Phone App that was recently completed by Ball State University is now available on both the Apple/itunes Store and the Google Play Store for Android.

This great project was a partnership between Ball State University, Perryville Battlefield and the Friends of Perryville.

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Split Rail Drive

Split Rails help Define the Space! We are making real progress on our Split Rail Drive! We are almost half way there! Please help! The fences were terrible obstacles that the soldiers had to overcome as they advanced across the landscape. Our mission will help return the park’s landscape to its appearance at the time of the battle as well as define those spaces where men struggled and died for our nation.


You can help build a battlefield by purchasing a split rail. The rails will be purchased from the West Virginia Split Rail Company at $8.50 per rail. This includes the shipping!  Visit The Friends of Perryville to Donate Now!

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Database of Perryville Casualties Now Available Online

Centre College Class Helps Park With Project

PERRYVILLE, Ky. – With the help of a class from Centre College, Perryville Battlefield State Historic Site now has a digital database of more than 5,800 soldiers who died, were wounded or went missing during the largest Civil War battle in Kentucky.

“This is a great resource for anyone doing family or military research,” said Parks Commissioner Elaine Walker. “Our thanks go out to Centre College and the students who worked on this project.”

Park Manager Kurt Holman, who has spent 30 years collecting names and details of the casualties, contacted the college in nearby Danville for assistance. A computer science class taught by Christine Shannon agreed to take on the project.

“We’re among a handful of Civil War battlefields with this kind of database that is now available to anyone with access to the Internet,” Holman said. “This is a great service to our guests and really helps raise the profile of this important Kentucky historical site.”

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

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Perryville Battlefield Named
to USA Today Top Ten List

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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.


Civil War in Kentucky Video

Preservation Information Video

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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 Rescue

Help these non profit organizations find homes for these abandoned animals

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