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Civil War, Revolutionary War & Military Monuments

Military History Museum – Frankfort – history.ky.gov/sub.php?pageid=24&sectionid=8
Located in the Old State Arsenal, built in 1850, houses military artifacts from the Civil War to Operation Desert Storm.

Vietnam Veterans Memorial – Frankfortkyvietnammemorial.net
On a hill overlooking the city, an enormous sundial honors Kentucky Vietnam veterans by casting a shadow over their names on the anniversary of their deaths.

Capital City Museum - Frankfort - frankfortparksandrec.com
Explore over 200 years of politics, war, architecture, enterprise, and everyday life in Frankfort.

Leslie Morris Park on Fort Hill – Frankfort
frankfortparksandrec.com/html/leslie_morris_park.html
Welcome to the capital city battlefield. In 1864 local militia soldiers repulsed an attack on Frankfort by the Confederate cavalry raiders.

Greenhill Cemetery - Frankfort -www.kentuckytourism.com
This cemetery offers a stone monument with the names of 142 African-American men from Franklin County who served in the US Colored regiments during the Civil War.

The Perryville Battlefield State Historic Site – Perryvilleparks.ky.gov/findparks/histparks/pb/
Location of the bloodiest battle of the Civil War in Kentucky. Yearly reenactment in early October draws 5,000 participants, infantry, cavalry, full-scale artillery. The battlefield has a museum, gift shop and year-round walking and driving tour.

Camp Nelson Civil War Heritage Park – Nicholasvillecampnelson.org  |  859.881.5716
Site of Civil War Union Army supply depot, training/enlistment camp, hospitals and refugee camp. Interpretive trails, house museum, reconstructed barracks, Interpretive Center and special events.

Blue Licks Battlefield State Resort Park – Carlisleparks.ky.gov/findparks/resortparks/bl/
A sprawling reminder of this nation’s birth in conflict, the site of an American Revolutionary War battle before Kentucky became a commonwealth.

Battle of Richmond Driving Tour – Richmond

Follow the path of the Civil War Battle of Richmond on a self-guided tour of the battlefields and skirmish areas.

Morgan’s Raids at Cynthiana – Cynthiana

Self-guided driving tour features 13 sites of Rebel raider John Hunt Morgan’s famous raids in 1862 and 1864. Morgan’s mission was to destroy critical infrastructure and threaten
Cincinnati.

Civil War Fort at Boonesboro – Winchester – www.civilwarfortatboonesboro.com

The fort was built in 1863 as part of the defensive strategy by the Union Army to protect the important river crossings at Boonesboro.

Bataan War Memorial – Harrodsburg – harrodsburgky.com 859.734.2364
A World War II M-4 tank commemorates The Harrodsburg Tankers, then known as 38th Tank Company, a Kentucky National Guard unit called to active duty prior to WWII. These brave men endured the battle, "The Bataan Death March," and more than three years as prisoners of war before returning to Kentucky. Twenty-nine lost their lives.

Bronze Revolutionary War Tablet – Paris
A large bronze tablet that lists the Revolutionary War soldiers who were citizens of Bourbon County is located on the side of the courthouse steps.

Healing Field Memorial - Lawrenceburg - visitlawrenceburgky.com
The Healing Field at Anderson City Park is a tribute to all of Kentucky's service men and women who have fallen in the war on terror. Each service member is represented with an American Flag and memorial plaque.

Battles of Lawrenceburg and Dogwalk Reenactment (Held annually in Lawrenceburg in Sept.) - battlesoflawrenceburganddogwalk.weebly.com 

 

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